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Rami Malek and Robert Downey Jr's friendship began after Rami thought someone was pranking him pretending to be the actor.

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Rami Malek and Robert Downey Jr. might be firm friends now, but the beginning of their friendship started with a misunderstanding.

The Bohemian Rhapsody star, 38, revealed he didn’t believe it was actually Robert, 54, who was trying to get in touch with him, thinking it was someone else trying to prank him.

The pair star together in the upcoming movie Dolittle, and they revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres show how they first got in touch.

Robert told Ellen: ‘I was such a fan of Mr. Robot, I basically emailed you, and I was serial texting you and I was trying to FaceTime you and you didn’t let me weird you out and now we’re friends.’

Rami admitted he didn’t believe the messages were really from Robert, explaining: ‘I couldn’t even believe it was you.

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‘For a second, I got the email from Robert and I thought, “Okay, somebody’s playing tricks on me.” And then they kept coming and they were so witty.

‘It got to the point where I thought it could be no one else but you. This friendship has continued, you came to visit me on set, I couldn’t believe that.’

Robert joked that he had hired writers to help him construct the witty emails that eventually secured his friendship with Rami.

The pair star in Dolittle together where Robert plays the doctor who can talk to animals while Rami is the voice of Chee-Chee the gorilla.

Them teaming up on the movie also came about through their friendship, with Robert reaching out to Rami directly for the role rather than going through their agents.

Rami revealed: ‘You called me. Of course, this usually goes through a number of agents and whatnot, but when RDJ calls you, it’s like, “Yeah, sure, I’ll come do it.”’

Robert might be a fan of Rami’s work in Mr. Robot, but their bromance is definitely mutual as Rami gushed: ‘I have a big crush on you. Thank you for everything you’ve done for film and cinema.

‘All of these roles from Chaplin to Dolittle now, Iron Man. Everything that you’ve done has not only been something that we as actors look up to and admire, but you have taken so many of us under your wing and I am so appreciative.’

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