As if Rami Malek wasn’t already completely adorable, he just told the cutest story about how he obtained his Screen Actors Guild card, giving thanks to one of our all-time TV faves, Gilmore Girls – and making us all love him even more!
The 27-year-old has been having a monumental year in Hollywood — starring in one of the most highly-anticipated movies ever, Bohemian Rhapsody; wowing audiences and critics with his incredible portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the biographical film about British rock band – and music legends – Queen; and garnering nominations and honors left and right from Hollywood’s various award-giving bodies for his performance.
Rami is now an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, and took home his first ‘Actor’ at Sunday’s (January 27) 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. He is also an Academy Award nominee.
And on the 2019 SAG Awards silver carpet, Rami revealed that it was because of the Gilmore Girls that he got his SAG membership!
He revealed the awesome story while chatting with ET’s Nichelle Turner.
Check out what he said here:
“I was submitting myself for roles, stuffing manila envelopes with my head shot and resume to anyone who would listen. And I got a call one day from a casting director, she said, ‘Can I speak with Rami Malek’s agent?’ And I said, ‘Speaking.’ She said, ‘Alright, can you give me some information. Is he a part of the Screen Actors Guild?’
I said, ‘No not yet.’ And she goes, ‘Well, we need to talk further about this.’ I said, ‘Listen, this is Rami Malek and I am representing myself.’ And she laughed a little bit and I said, ‘We can work on getting me a SAG card. It’s a few lines in the show Gilmore Girls, and you’re kind of laughing right now. So I’m going to hop on the bus and be there in ten minutes, if that’s cool with you. And maybe we can see how this goes.'”
The show’s casting director was so taken by Rami’s passion and determination that she said:
“You know what? Come on in, kid.”
And THAT is how Rami got his SAG card! Pretty amazing!
Also pretty amazing? How grateful Rami is for that moment – and the other moments that helped get him to where he is now:
“That’s what makes these moments so celebratory for me. I love her and every other casting director that helped me to get here.”
Awwww. Congratulations, Rami!