Lucy Boynton isn’t too fond of boyfriend Rami Malek’s more aggressive fans.
Since the “Bohemian Rhapsody” stars confirmed their romance in January, Boynton, 25, says Malek’s fanbase can get a little too handsy.
“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,” she tells Net-A-Porter’s digital outlet, Porter. “I mean, you’d never grab a complete stranger in the street.”
Boynton has witnessed grabby fans first-hand.
“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,” she adds.
While she’s not cool with some of his more aggressive fans, Boynton has high praise for Malek’s approach to acting projects.
“I’d never really seen that in a lead actor before, being involved in every corner,” she says of Malek, 38. “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 is taking a page from her boyfriend’s stylebook as she’s learning how to take her time when choosing projects.
“[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,” the actress, who will next be seen in Netflix’s “The Politician”, says.
“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 learned that’s not the case, and that you can take your time to do really good-quality pieces rather than just doing everything.”
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