With his mesmeric energy and intense eyes, Rami Malek is a unique screen star. He appeared in small but distinctive parts in films like The Master and prestige TV like the miniseries “The Pacific” — where even producer Steven Spielberg took note of his magnetism — before USA’s “Mr. Robot” made the most of an unusual talent. On the show, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe, Malek plays the troubled hacker Elliot Alderson, whose air of mystery suits Malek perfectly. For the Royals portfolio, we paired him with Kit Harington, another largely unknown star who burst into stardom on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” [Source]
Hey everyone, after a busy couple of days and instead of making multiple posts, I decided to make one big post to include all the coverage of Mr. Robot during San Diego Comic Con this last weekend.
2016 – 21 July – Comic-Con International 2016 – Mr. Robot Petco Park Stunt
2016 – 21 July – Comic-Con International 2016 – ‘Mr. Robot’ Panel
2016 – 21 July – Comic-Con International 2016 – ‘Mr. Robot’ Press Line
2016 – Set 022
2016 – Set 023
2016 – Set 024
And under the cut there will be some videos of the comic con coverage.
Malek, 35, has been acting professionally for over a decade. He established himself as an edgy character actor in acclaimed indies like Short Term 12 (2013) and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), and has worked with the heavy-hitting directors Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master, 2012) and Spike Lee (Oldboy, 2013; Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, 2015), but as he tells his friend and Mr. Robot superfan Robert Downey Jr., playing Alderson has opened up a whole new world of possibilities, including his first leading film role, in Sarah Adina Smith’s mystery Buster’s Mal Heart, which he recently completed filming. Downey Jr. caught up with Malek by phone in early June, a few weeks after he visited the Mr. Robot set in New York. [Source]
Unlike most Hollywood attempts, the computer hacking scenes in the USA Network techno-thriller “Mr. Robot” are both cinematic and realistic-looking. But they aren’t so easy to shoot.
On the show’s set in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in early July, a scene’s makeshift Wi-Fi antenna kept falling over, the screen of a prop cellphone wouldn’t stay lit and, in one fraught moment, a new laptop slid out of its box and crashed to the floor.
“I hope you bought the warranty,” the show’s star, Rami Malek, clad in the signature black sweatshirt of his character, Elliot Alderson, told a producer.
Mr. Malek swore, exasperated. “I thought I was supposed to be good at this tech stuff!” [More at Source]