Rachel Bilson shares that issues are good now between her and Rami Malek after a bizarre Instagram state of affairs
Last month, Rachel Bilson shared with the world a type of low-key upsetting story a few highschool photograph of herself and Rami Malek that the actress shared on Instagram. Malek is now an Oscar-winning actor and Bilson appeared to the touch a nerve by sharing the outdated photograph. She instructed the story of Malek asking her to take away the pic from her Instagram account and the world cringed together with her.
So in the event you didn’t catch the primary episode of the Rachel/Rami drama, permit me to spill the deets. Bilson opened up concerning the bizarre trade between them on Dax Shepard’s podcast, “Armchair Expert.” The pair attended the identical highschool, so sooner or later in January 2019, Bilson posted a cute throwback photograph of the 2 of them with the caption “don’t forget the little people.” It was a number of days earlier than his Oscar win for Bohemian Rhapsody so she was joking together with her previous classmate about his new degree of fame.
Turns out, Malek wasn’t actually feeling the nostalgic vibe and promptly DM’d her asking her to take the pic down. She shared that there have been no pleasantries or kindness, simply just about, “delete that.”
“It was straight to: ‘I would really appreciate if you take that down. I’m a really private person,’” she recounts.
Bilson was understandably damage and embarrassed on the time. “Rami was a good friend of mine,” she instructed Shepard. “We were [in] the same crew. We did ‘The Crucible’ together senior year, we were the leads in it together — all these things.”
Bilson stated, “I removed it, and I even wrote to him a really nice message like, ‘I’m so sorry! Go get the Oscar! You’re doing amazing.’ And I never heard anything back, which is fine,” she recollects. “I was super bummed because he was so nice, and we were good friends. I’m a big fan of not taking yourself seriously, especially at that level of fame and talent. But look, he wants to be super respected. It’s his thing, so I respected it. I took it down. I was just a little bummed at how it was handled.”
After cringing our method by that unhappy story, fortunately, there’s a pleasant ending to report. According to Bilson, Malek has since reached out and the previous schoolmates have patched issues up. She confirmed the information on an episode of the LadyGang podcast saying, “Rami and I have actually talked. Since that came out, he connected with me and we’re all good. He was so sweet and we’re totally fine now, and we talked about it and we’re good.”
However, all the saga wasn’t with out its emotional fallout for Bilson.
“I was so mortified though. I was having a panic attack, I had to go to therapy that day and I was like, ‘I’m having anxiety. I did not want this to resurface in this way. I feel so bad,’” she recollects. “Oh my god, Rami is going to think I’m doing this again and everything.’…. But it actually turned out to be a good thing for reasons. We were able to reconnect and make it better and everything’s great. He was so gracious and I totally understood where he was coming from and he understood me and I was just so happy we were able to squash it and move on. I get it and I totally understood. And he knew I wasn’t doing it with any ill intentions.”
Phew. Very glad to listen to this has been resolved as a result of the second-hand bummer emotions I had on her behalf had been fairly robust. Kudos to her for being courageous sufficient to share this susceptible tidbit and glad all is nicely now within the Bilson-Malek universe.