Rami Malek will always remember a humbling, live-in-the-moment lesson he unexpectedly learned from Robin Williams while filming what would become the late actor's final live-action movie before his death.
Rami Malek, 39, opened up on The Tonight Show Wednesday about the touching moment between himself and Robin Williams as they were filming Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third and final film in the Night at the Museum franchise, after Robin Williams noticed cast and crew were distracted by technology in a way he didn't quite connect with.
Apparently. they were shooting at the British Museum at night and they had the place all to themselves, but you could tell something was happening with Robin Williams— He would go on these riffs every once in a while and light up the world and he’d be like, 'Oh my God. Who are you?'
According to Rami Malek, Robin Williams would see them all on their phones and devices and he'd be like, what happened to face-to-face communication? So they often saw him off and walking alone, and he's just kind of staring at a massive rock in the British Museum.
He soon realized Robin Williams was reflecting on how far communication has come, and taking advantage of an opportunity to be in the presence of one of the most important relics in human history to appreciate the moment.
When Rami Malek asked him what happened, the actor responded: ‘How often do you get to be alone with the Rosetta Stone?' Host Jimmy Fallon then admitted it was the best story he heard in his life.