Rachel Bilson poked fun at her longtime pal Rami Malek with a hilarious throwback picture on Thursday — just weeks before the actor finds out if he'll become a part of Hollywood history at the 91st Academy Awards.
The 37-year-old actor was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody." The role recently earned him a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama, causing fans to speculate whether it will boost his chances of taking home an Oscar on February 24.
"Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime," said "Bohemian Rhapsody" star Rami Malek said after accepting the Globe. "This is for you, gorgeous."
The actress gushed about her friend's success while sharing a snap of the pair as teenagers with their arms around one another. Malek was sporting a collared corduroy coat, spiky hair and a gold chain.
"Hey @ramimalek where’d you get that gold chain? #tbt #oscarworthy#dontforgetthelittlepeople," Bilson, 37, captioned the epic post, which has since garnered more than 75,000 likes.
The pair's friendship goes way back: they were classmates at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Thousands commented on the post, thanking Bilson for brightening their weeks.
"This is so 90s i love it hahahaha," one Instagram user commented.
"They can close the Internet now!! And look at you: so freaking cute! 😍," another replied.
"This is the best!!!" one person exclaimed.
Many agreed Malek looks almost "unrecognizable" in the picture, leading them to question whether it's actually his identical twin Sami Malek who's now a school teacher.
"That’s his twin bro," one woman wrote on the Instagram post.
"That looks like Sami lol," another joked.
"U sure its not sami ??? we need the bros to help us here 😭," a third added.
It wouldn't be entirely surprising. Malek pointed out him and his brother looked a lot alike when they were younger.
“We were troublemakers as kids. We did some bad stuff,” Malek explained in a 2015 interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," adding that Sami once asked him to attend a college class in his absence. Of course, Malek said he agreed, joking that he "born to do this."