Rachel Bilson was engrossed in a discussion with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, on their podcast called “Armchair Expert.”
The actress revealed Rami Malek, her good friend from High School, told her via Instagram DM to delete his photo from her Instagram.
The actress maintained that she only shared the throwback photo to commemorate his Oscar win, but apparently, he did not want it out there.
Was the actress hurt by the sudden hostility or was she reading too much into it? Read below to find out Malek’s reason for asking her to take the picture down.
Congratulations Malek! Or not?
Malek made everyone, including his heritage proud in 2019 when he snagged the Oscar award for best actor. Also, he became the first ever Arab actor to win such an award and everyone was proud of him.
Born to Egyptian parents in Los Angeles city, Malek has starred in many notable and incredible movies over the years.
After he refused to be type-casted as Hollywood’s go-to terrorist actor, he finally got a befitting role in the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
His role as Freddie Mercury became a sensation for fans all over the world and it earned him a deserved award.
Malek’s Acceptance Speech
Malek was invited on stage after he won the category of Best Actor and as elegant looking as always, he took to the stage to give a profound speech.
He started by thanking everyone that has put an effort into actualizing his dreams, especially his father, whom he said ‘was looking down on him.
He thanked his crew and every Academy board members. Malek also mentioned that he was a kid with identity struggles and encouraged every child out there trying to find his or her voice, to never stop trying.
An Accident On The Oscar Stage
Malek’s speech closure was greeted with a round of applause throughout the room, with smiles on the faces of co-stars who were indeed proud of him.
However, as the actor tried to make his way down from the stage, he tripped and fell. Some of his colleagues in the front row immediately came to help him on his feet.
Immediately, paramedics arrived on the scene and helped to keep him relaxed while he was seated in front. After a while, he was taken backstage to be treated properly.
Luckily for the actor, there were no fatal injuries involved.
Instagram Clash With Rachel Bilson
Bilson and Malek were students of Norte Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. They were not only close friends, but were in group acts together.
After his Oscar win, “The O.C.” actress took to her Instagram page to share a throwback photo of them as seniors in HS.
Bilson mentioned that the picture was funny and she tried to remind the actor of how nerdy they were back in the day.
Nevertheless, the actor send her a DM, asking her to take the photo down.
Although she only saw the message a week later, Bilson was sent him an apology immediately, which he never replied to. Ouch!