Inside Oscar Winner Rami Malek’s Relationship With ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Costar, Lucy Boynton
When Malek’s name was called he kissed his date for the evening, his costar and girlfriend, Lucy Boynton. She played opposite Malek as Mercury’s fiancé turned best friend, Mary Austin, in the film.
Malek finished his heartfelt acceptance speech by recognizing Boynton.
“Lucy Boynton, you’re the heart of this film. You are beyond immensely talented. You have captured my heart. Thank you so much,” Malek said to a teary-eyed, smiling Boynton.
Here’s what we know about Boynton and Malek:
-She’s 25. He’s 37.
-He’s from L.A.
-She was born in New York and lived there until the age of five
-He has an identical twin brother who is four minutes younger than him
-She has an older sister
-He went to high school with Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) and Taylor Fry (Die Hard)
-She has dual citizenship for the U.S. and the U.K.
-He took a musical theater class with Kirsten Dunst (who was a grade above him) in high school
-They haven’t made their relationship Instagram official but Boynton has discretely mentioned Malek (keep reading for details)
They met on a movie set
“They met while filming Bohemian Rhapsody in London,” a source told Us Weekly in April 2018. “He is so into her. He goes and visits her in London all the time.”
Malek’s dated costars before
Malek previously dated his Mr. Robot costar, Portia Doubleday, but the two ended their relationship in 2017.
Boynton and Malek have escalated their PDA
A picture of Boynton and Malek kissing surfaced in August 2018 with her rocking a ponytail and Malek wearing a baseball hat.
It wasn’t until the 2018-2019 award show season they really heated things up in public.
As award show season progressed, they made it more clear they were dating, with Malek recognizing Boynton in speeches and interviews, and the two giving major PDA.
Their relationship is pretty low key
While they’re not exactly hiding their relationship, they don’t go out of their way to be seen together. They’ve been seen together in L.A. and London, according to Bustle.
And on April 24, 2018, after getting her wisdom teeth removed, Boynton shared a picture on Instagram with the caption, “Lost some wisdom today but the upside is ma boyfriend’s gonna be gettin a jazzy homemade necklace for his bday .”
As Bustle pointed out, she doesn’t call out Malek by name in the post but his birthday is May 12 and the two were already suspected of dating at the time.
Malek claimed he didn’t have to ‘act’ in love with Boynton
At the Santa Barbara Film Festival in February 2019, Malek spoke on a panel, and who did he talk about? You guessed it, Lucy Boynton.
Malek said he didn’t have to “act” in their scenes together because he was already in love with her, according to Cosmopolitan.
“I get a lot of love, I get a lot of takes, but there are people who can get their jobs done in just a few takes, in comparison,” Malek said. “Actors like Lucy Boynton, who, when I looked into her eyes, I thought, ‘Oh, I don’t have to act. I don’t have to do a thing.'”