The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn‘s Rami Malek takes the cover of Troix‘s “Bad to the Bone” June issue.
Here’s what the 30-year-old actor, who also appears in Tom Hank‘s and Julia Roberts‘ Larry Crowne, had to share with the magazine:
On how he scored the Larry Crowne role: “I went to see Tom to thank him for the incredible experience of filming The Pacific. We talked about how it compared with his experience of filming Saving Private Ryan and about our separate boot camp experiences. We laughed. He’s just a ridiculously funny man, and by the end of our conservation, he told me that one day down the line we would work together. I wondered if it would ever happen, but he was speaking the truth. He’s a man of his word.”
On what he hopes for his career: “Telling gritty, compelling stories with creative filmmakers … But I could easily wind up in a traveling circus if I’m not careful.”
On Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon: “There is something unique about [him], in that he can get you to do something special and interesting on camera without letting on that your last take was absolute crap. And it’s genuine the way he does it; there’s nothing dishonest about it.”