Why Doesn’t Rami Malek Talk About His Private Life in Interviews?

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
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Celebrities are in the public eye practically 24/7. It’s no surprise that many of them do what they can to keep at least some of their lives private. There are Hollywood couples who do their best to keep their dating secret. There are even more who try to keep their marriages under wraps. But that’s not all.

There are secret children, secret engagements, and overall a privacy screen put up when it comes to their lives off the big screen. One celebrity who does his best to avoid discussing his private life with fans is Oscar-nominated Rami Malek.

Rami Malek is ‘Mr. Robot’

Malek has been making rounds in Hollywood since 2004. Despite his 10+ year career he just recently attained popularity with the success of the USA show, Mr. Robot. The show debuted in 2015 and has been running strong ever since. In Sam Esmail’s dramatic thriller Malek plays Elliot, a volatile and brilliant individual. He has a penchant for cyber-security and gets caught up in a game trying to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

Malek makes viewers extremely uncomfortable with his portrayal of the unstable youth. It’s a riveting performance that has landed him an Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, and SAG nominations, as well as nods from several other associations. 

Rami Malek brings Freddie Mercury to life

The success of Mr. Robot put Malek in the spotlight, but it was Bohemian Rhapsody that really put him center stage. The film transformed Malek into the iconic Queen singer, Freddie Mercury. Considering Malek’s outward appearance and personality it’s quite a shift! To go from a character like Elliot, one who he has been playing for years, to the flamboyant attention-grabbing Mercury shows just how versatile Malek can be. 

While Malek was ready to take on the role, he probably wasn’t prepared to deal with the extra attention the film got him. It did pretty good opening weekend and has taken in roughly $835 million since its debut. $209 million of that was in domestic sales. Not so bad considering it was his first time tackling such a role.

Rami Malek’s private life

Malek’s life is mostly a mystery to his fans. They get to tune in to see him on TV and in theatres but other than that, the star flies mainly under the radar. Even his social media accounts are pretty bare bones. Scrolling through his official Twitter, you’ll quickly see the years fly boy showing he rarely Tweets. Even his Instagram is on the sparse side, featuring only three photos, one from each of the last three years.

But why is he so private? It’s not so strange for celebs to want peace of mind, the best way to achieve that is to stay out of the public eye. Gossip, rumors, and even real information about a star’s life spread like wildfire in the media. The little the world knows the better. Without his face plastered across entertainment news, it gets fans wondering and really adds an air of mystery around him.

Plus, paparazzi are always behind some bushes waiting. You never know when something will go viral. For example, Malek’s relationship status was basically up for debate; the only way people got any hints was through the paparazzi catching him in the moment. Why add to the madness by revealing everything about your life on social media? On top of that, by keeping his name out of the press he gets to lead some semblance of a normal life while retaining his fame. In his own words, he’s just protective of his time as a human being.