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'Night at the Museum 3' Actor Rami Malek Recalls Touching Moment Filming with Robin Williams

Junie Sihlangu
Jan 29, 2021
08:15 A.M.
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In a recent remote interview, actor Rami Malek revealed that he shared a special moment with famous actor Robin Williams. The interviewer described the story as the best one he’d ever heard.

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Robin Williams sadly died by suicide in August 2014 at the age of 63, months after wrapping up filming for “Night at the Museum 3.” Rami Malek, a fellow co-star, recently shared a touching moment between them.

Malek, 39, appeared virtually on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, where he shared the interaction. He explained how that moment left him with an unexpected life-lesson from Williams.

Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton are seen on January 08, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images

Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton are seen on January 08, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images

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“The Little Things” actor recalled how they were shooting the third installment of the franchise at night at the British Museum. Malek noted how he could pick up that something was happening to Williams.

He shared how the late star would go on riffs randomly and make the world seem better. The “Mr. Robot” actor stated how the “Mrs. Doubtfire” star would then dip and go into another place.

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The late actor asked what happened to face-to-face communication as he noticed people on their phones and other devices. Then Williams walked off alone to stare at a huge rock at the museum.

The Oscar Award winner wondered if the “Jumanji” star was okay and what was happening to him. Malek eventually realized that the legendary actor was having a moment of reflection.

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Williams was taking a moment to be in the presence of one of the most important relics in human history. So Malek decided to talk to him and asked if he was okay, and the star responded:

“How often do you get to be alone with the Rosetta Stone?”

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The Rosetta Stone dates to 196 BCE, and it has an inscription of a decree issued in Memphis, Egypt. The stone features three inscriptions that were made during the Ptolemaic dynasty and came to England in 1802.

Rami Malek, who is dating Lucy Boynton, was cast as the Egyptian pharaoh Ahkmenrah.

Jimmy Fallon described the story as the best one he’d ever heard in his life. The show host also teased Malek about him probably chastising himself because Williams didn’t see the relic enough due to his disturbance.

The late actor reprised his role as President Theodore Roosevelt, and filming was done in May 2014, three months before his death. Malek, who is dating Lucy Boynton, was cast as the Egyptian pharaoh Ahkmenrah.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.

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