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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:00:00 -0700

Rachel Bilson claimed Rami Malek asked her to delete a throwback high school photo of them from Instagram while he was in the running to win an Oscar

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It’s the little things that Rami Malek can’t seem to laugh about.

Rachel Bilson claimed in a new interview that the “Mr.

Robot” star asked her to remove an old high school photo of them from her Instagram while he was in the running to win an Oscar for “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

“I had posted a throwback of us from our senior trip to New York, Broadway.

We were super-nerdy, just the dorkiest picture of both of us,” she recalled on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast of the pic, which she shared in 2019.

“But I throw it up ’cause it’s funny, and I think it’s so important to be able to make fun of yourself, and he had like a gold chain, and I’m like, ‘Rami where’d you get the gold chain?’ Whatever.

So I’m just being funny, we were good friends.”

The former “The O.C.” star, 39, quickly realized their friendship wasn’t as solid as she thought, as she received a direct message from Malik, 39, asking her to remove it.

“It wasn’t like, ‘Hey! How are you?’ It was straight to, ‘I would really appreciate if you take that down.

I’m a really private person,’” she said.

“I was like, ‘Oh, s–t! OK.’ I get really hot and start sweating.

I’m all nervous, like, ‘Oh God! What did I do?’ He was a good friend, it’s a funny picture … you know? I don’t take myself that seriously,” Bilson continued.

Bilson deleted the photo as soon as she saw his message and sent him a nice note back rooting for him to win the coveted award — which he did end up getting — but she never heard back.

“But I was super-bummed because he was always so nice and we were good friends, and I’m a big fan of not taking yourself seriously, especially at that level of fame and talent,” Bilson explained.

“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.”

The actors both attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

The “Jumper” actress said she later heard from Malek’s stylist that he didn’t approve of the photo because he didn’t think he looked good in it.

“She was like, ‘Well, it’s not a great picture of him.’ OK, I’m sorry.

We were 16!” Bilson said.

“It was what it was.

It was right before the Oscars, and I remember [‘The O.C.’ creator] Josh Schwartz being like, ‘You did him dirty! He’s about to be nominated.’ And I’m like, ‘What do you mean? This was my friend; it’s a funny picture.’”

Malek’s rep didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

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During an interview on "Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard," the actress said she was "a little bummed at how the situation was handled

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Rachel Bilson said that high-school classmate Rami Malek asked her to delete a throwback photo that she posted on Instagram of them as teenagers.

“Rami was a good friend of mine,” Bilson said in a new interview for “Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard” that was released on Monday.

The “Heart of Dixie” alum said that she and Malek ran in similar circles at Notre Dame High School in California, the same school they attended with Kirsten Dunst.

At the time, Bilson recognized that he was “extremely talented, a really amazing actor.”

“We were in the same crew,” Bilson recalled.

“We did ‘The Crucible’ together senior year, we were the leads in it together — all these things.”

The “O.C.” actress then shared a story with podcast hosts Shepard and Monica Padman about what happened in early 2019 when she posted a photo of them from their senior trip to New York. 

“We’re super nerdy, just the dorkiest picture of the both of us,” Bilson said.

“But I throw it up, ’cause it’s funny and I think it’s so important to be able to make fun of yourself.”

Rachel Bilson in November 2013.

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The aforementioned throwback photo showed the young stars posing outside a Broadway theater, with Malek looking nearly unrecognizable wearing a white T-shirt, a black jacket, a chain around his neck, and spiky hair.

“Hey @ramimalek where’d you get that gold chain? #tbt#oscarworthy #dontforgetthelittlepeople,” Bilson captioned the Instagram photo.

Bilson said that when she checked her direct messages about a week later, she saw that the Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody” star messaged her.

Malek has previously said that he’s not a fan of social media and his Instagram account currently appears to be deactivated. 

“But it wasn’t like, ‘Hey! How are you?!’ It was straight to: ‘I would really appreciate if you take that down.

I’m a really private person,'” she said.

Bilson said that she panicked when she read the message.

“I was like, ‘Oh, s—! OK.’ I get really hot and start sweating.

I’m all nervous, like, ‘Oh god! What did I do?'” she recalled. 

She added: “I guess he didn’t like the picture of himself.

I’m friends with his stylist and she was like, ‘Well it’s not a great picture of him.'”

The actress countered that they were 16 at the time, and she didn’t expect a negative reaction from it.

But she also realized that the image was posted around the same time as awards season, where Malek was a top contender for his portrayal of Queen front man Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 

Rami Malek with his Academy Award in 2019.

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“It was right before the Oscars and I remember [“The O.C.” creator] Josh Schwartz being like, ‘You did him dirty.

He’s about to be nominated,'” Bilson said.  

The “Lovestruck” star said that she respected his wishes and “removed it and I even wrote to him a really nice message: ‘I’m so sorry.

Go get the Oscar! You’re doing amazing.’ And I never hear anything back, which is fine.”

“I was super bummed because he was always so nice and we were good friends,” she said.

“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.”

A representative for Rami Malek didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

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– March 30, 2021

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