Rami Malek and Robert Downey Jr. are reminiscing about the beginning of their friendship. While Downey Jr., 58, filled in as a guest host for Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he sat down for an interview with Malek, his co star in the upcoming film Dolittle. At the beginning of his meeting, the Avengers: Endgame star revealed that he was an old fan of Malek and his work on the television series Mr. Robot.
Downey Jr. “I was such a fan of Mr. Robot, I emailed you, and I was serial texting you and I was trying to FaceTime you and you weird me out you didn’t, and now we’re friends ” Told.
37 Malek replies, “I can’t even believe it was you.” For a second, I got an email from Robert, and I thought, ‘Well, someone’s playing tricks on me. And then they kept coming, and they were so funny- “
“I hired writers!” Downey Jr. joked.
“This is where I thought it could be nobody else but you,” Malek continued. “This friendship continues; you came to meet me on the set. I can’t believe it.”
Downey Jr. gushed: “Oh, that was so good!”
Both actors star together in the upcoming Dolittle. Downey Jr. plays the nominal doctor who can talk to animals, while Malek voices Chee-Chee Gorilla. During his interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Malek revealed that Downey Jr. reached out to him directly for the role.
The Oscar winner said, ‘You called me. “Of course, it usually goes through several agents and whatnot, but when the RDJ says to you, it’s like,” Yes, sure, I’ll come to do it. “
The Bohemian Rhapsody actor also paid tribute to Downey Jr.’s long and storied career.
Malek told Marvel Star, I have a big crush on you. “Thank you for everything you’ve done for film and cinema. Now all of these roles, from Chaplin to Dolittle, Iron Man. Everything that you’ve done is not only something that we watch and admire as actors Have gone, but you have taken many of us under your wing, and I am very appreciative.
Based on a series of 1920s children’s books by Hugh Lofting, Doolittle is the famed fictional doctor, now a widower who keeps his animal friends in the company as he rediscovers his adventure on a quest After finding a cure for a sick queen.
The film features a star-studded voice cast, featuring Malek, Dhabi-Dab as Octavia Spencer, John Cena Yoshi as The Polar Bear, and Selena Gomez as Giraffe, named Betsy. Other cast members include Emma Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Marion Cotillard and Ralph Finesse, as well as Downey Jr.’s Marvel costar Tom Holland.
Dolittle Friday hits the theatre.
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