In February 2019, when Malek was an Oscar nominee for Bohemian Rhapsody, Bilson posted a high school photo of them together on a class trip to New York City. The O.C. alum revealed on the Armchair Expert podcast that soon after, she got a private message form Malek asking her to take the image down. "I don't usually check my DM's on my Instagram...maybe a week goes by and I actually look and I have a message from Rami," she said, according to E! News. "But it wasn't like, 'Hey! How are you?!' It was straight to: 'I would really appreciate if you take that down. I'm a really private person.' I was like, 'Oh, sh-t! OK.' I get really hot and start sweating. I'm all nervous, like, 'Oh god! What did I do?' He was a really good friend, it's a funny picture...you know? I don't take myself that seriously."