Rami Malek continued his winning streak last night (January 27) at the SAG Awards, but let slip he owes it all to Gilmore Girls.
The Bohemian Rhapsody star told ET he got his first Hollywood acting job on the show in 2004, after posing as his own agent and smooth-talking the casting director to land an audition for the quirky comedy.
After a successful audition, Rami played Andy, a member of Lane’s bible study group, in the season four episode “In the Clamor and the Clangor.”
And thanks to a dedicated Rami fan, the brief appearance has made it to YouTube, showing how the future Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner had a total of three lines: “Assistant Pastor Eric?,” “Then it would be Assistant Pastor Eric,” and “Unless he’s sick, in which case it would be Assistant Pastor Eric!”
Brief as it may be, the role made it possible for Rami to get his Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card, and the rest, as they say, is history.
His win last night (January 27) is the latest to honor his performance as the late, great Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and leaves him on course for the Oscars next month, where he’s nominated for Best Actor alongside Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Viggo Mortensen, and Willem Dafoe.
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