Rachel Bilson’s recent throwback photo has fans doing a double take. The O.C. alum took to Instagram on January 31st to share an old photo with Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek, who reportedly attended the same high school, Notre Dame High School, as Bilson. The actress captioned the Instagram, “Hey @ramimalek where’d you get that gold chain? #tbt #oscarworthy #dontforgetthelittlepeople.”
Check out the throwback photo below.
In the photo, Bilson and Malek embrace as teens—with Malek rocking a gold chain necklace. The baby-faced throwback is a lot to unpack. However, the story does not stop there. Fans are convinced that the Malek in question is not, in fact, the Oscar-winning actor, but instead his twin brother, Sami. We know what you’re thinking. His what? Yes, the Mr. Robot star has a twin brother named Sami.
Here’s a photo of the siblings for reference.
Wow. This is quite the mystery. Unlike his Hollywood brother, Sami works as a teacher in Los Angeles. The actor once mentioned his twin in a 2015 interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he revealed he once pretended to be Sami to help him pass a test for his teaching degree.
Rami told Kimmel his brother called and said, “Hey, do you know a Greek monologue from a Greek tragedy? 'Listen, I need you to come down to my university'—a major American university here in Los Angeles. I need you to do this for my class. It's gonna give me the points I need.’”
Given all of these revelations, is it at all possible that Bilson took a photo with Sami rather than Rami? A mystery for the Hollywood ages.