Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton. They met while filming Bohemian Rhapsody, a film that launched both of their careers, and has been quietly dating since at least 2018. They’ve managed to keep practically every facet of their relationship confidential since then. The stars don’t have social media sites, and they don’t talk about each other in interviews very often. Even still, their relationship is a hot topic among fans, who clamor for a peek of the duo whenever they walk the red carpet together or appear on a low-key date night.
Rami and Lucy met on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody, a Queen biography in which Rami played Freddie Mercury and Lucy played Mercury’s lover, Mary Austin. Before filming began, the two met for the first time at Abbey Road Studios. Lucy talked about how she was dealing with her filming nerves by reading Anna Karenina in a corner until Rami approached her in a 2019 interview with The Cut. “Rami seemed so much like the leader of that set,” she recounted, adding that she immediately recognized him as a friend.
Rami and Lucy walked out in public for the first time a few weeks after being pictured together for the first time in London. They were photographed in Minneapolis at the 2018 DirecTV Now Super Saturday Night Concert. On the red carpet, they even posed for a few shots together.
Rami and Lucy continued to attend events and red carpets together, but neither of them revealed whether or not they were still dating. It wasn’t until April of 2018 that a source seemed to confirm their relationship. According to a source close to the couple, “They met in London while filming Bohemian Rhapsody. He’s completely enamored with her. He frequently travels to London to see her.”
Admiring Each Other
Lucy talked about Rami again in a 2019 interview with Porter magazine, although only a small amount. When asked about the on-set drama on Bohemian Rhapsody, she expressed her admiration for Rami’s professionalism. “We had to be more active in the process, in its entirety, because of the small rockiness that we had while filming,” she explained. “Watching Rami do that, he always knows what lens we’re using, which set we’re shooting on, what set-ups we’re using, and what the shot list is.” He sees the whole image.”
“She went on to add,” she continued “I’d never seen a lead actor who was so involved in every scene before. I’ve made an effort to do so by becoming more attentive.” She also stated that Rami taught her to take things slowly in her career. “He’s been doing that for a while,” she explained. “And I believe that the most important thing is to take your time. I want to do this for the rest of my life, and it’s easy to believe that you have to keep the momentum going, which is a common expression.”
It’s not often that Lucy and Rami address their relationship in public, but Lucy did so in a 2022 interview with You magazine. Lucy did tell about what it was like when their relationship got so public with that 2019 Oscars kiss, despite the fact that the reporter observed that Lucy had been generally reticent to answer any questions about Rami.
“It may sound ridiculous, but I was completely oblivious of the public aspect of it,” she said. “You’re just absorbing what’s going on millisecond by millisecond until you hear the applause and realize it’s a public event, which is a little strange.”