Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek's relationship may seem pretty dreamy to us regular mortals, but it actually has some serious drawbacks. Boynton chatted with Porter for a cover story, and revealed that her Bohemian Rhapsody co-star's hotness can excite a certain level of fanaticism in others that is off-putting. (The pair confirmed their romance in January.)
Boynton said that the 38-year-old Malek's work on the hit TV series Mr. Robot commands a serious fan base.
The 25-year-old said: "It's lovely to see people who are excited about his work—if they've seen Mr. Robot or Freddie—but it's just that thing of people grabbing him. I mean, you'd never grab a complete stranger in the street. And I think there's a sense of ownership. It's OK to just come up to someone, with your camera already out, and disregard whoever they're with. It happened when we were with my mother, and we were just shoved out of the way. It's quite shocking."
Boynton also sang Malek's praises, explaining how deeply he gets involved in every project he commits to.
"I'd never really seen that in a lead actor before, being involved in every corner," she said, "I've tried to do that, being more aware. I think I've become more opinionated and I've got a better vocabulary, in terms of understanding a project, and my own tastes."
Boynton said that she's taking notes because she wants to spend her life acting. She said: "He's been doing it longer. And I think the main thing is to take your time. I want to do this for the rest of my life, and it's easy to think that you have to keep the momentum going, a phrase you hear a lot. It's tempting once you've done one thing to quickly sign on to something else, so you have something to talk about. I've learnt that's not the case, and that you can take your time to do really good-quality pieces rather than just doing everything."