PSA: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Star Rami Malek Has A Twin Brother

And they're identical

Rami Malek is the real deal. Not only can he sing, act and dance, but he also comes complete with an identical twin brother, Sami. Added bonus? He’s just as swoon-worthy.

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate this perfection: 


While the Egyptian-American twins, aged 37, may share the exact same genes, their choice for a career path couldn’t be more opposite. Sami is a teacher and opts to keep out of the limelight, unlike his brother who just took out the Golden Globe for the Best Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Back in 2015, Rami spoke to Jimmy Kimmel and dished on the mischief he and Sami, who is younger by just four minutes, would get up to back in the day mentioning that they even swapped places once whilst studying at university.  

“He’s an identical twin, yeah. We don’t look as much alike as we used to but yeah, we’re identical,” Malek said

“So he calls me one day…he goes, ‘Hey, do you know a Greek monologue from a Greek tragedy?'” he continued. 

“‘Yeah, of course, I’ve just been doing this for four years.’ He goes, ‘Listen, I need you to come down to my university’ — a major American university here in Los Angeles — he goes, ‘I need you to do this for my class. It’s gonna give me the points I need.'”

Needless to say, the Mr. Robot actor took one for the team and made his way over to the University. 

“So I make it to the lecture hall, [the professor] pulls me in the class, she goes, ‘Hey, are you ready to do this?’ I go, ‘Yeah I’m gonna get my points and we’re gonna make this happen,'” he continued. “And I deliver this monologue in front of the entire lecture hall and I get a few applause, people dig it. And I think she starts looking at me kind of accusatorily like, ‘Where the hell did you come up with that?'”

We guess it’s true when they say that twins are double the trouble.

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