Last year’s music biopic Bohemian Rhapsody brought stars Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton a whole load of media attention. But that’s not the only thing these actors got out of the production. Since the film’s 2018 release, in fact, the pair have publicly admitted that they’ve started seeing each other in real life. And we couldn’t be happier for Hollywood’s hottest new couple. Though they’ve been keeping things on the down-low so far, here’s what we know about their adorable romance to date.
20. They got together playing a real couple on-screen
Was anyone surprised that Malek and Boynton got together? Indeed, after the chemistry they showed playing real-life couple Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin in Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s no wonder that the two gave romance a shot in the real world. Sadly, Mercury and Austin’s love affair didn’t last, although they remained lifelong friends. However, this doesn’t mean the actors have any apprehensions about their own chances as a result.
Speaking to Flicks And The City in 2018, Boynton admitted that Mercury and Austin’s complex-yet-loving bond had drawn her to the film. “Although it started off as a romantic relationship, it is something that is so much deeper,” she explained. And Boynton’s commitment to the part meant Malek found it effortless to play her lover. “When I looked into her eyes, I thought, ‘I don’t have to act,’” he said at the 2019 Santa Barbara Film Festival.