Rami Malek is saying goodbye to the series that launched him to the steady path to superstardom.
Sam Esmail’s “Mr. Robot” will be wrapping up this year with its fourth season. Malek’s performance as the series lead Elliot Alderson earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The award was handed to him in 2016.
The show’s fourth season premiere in the City of New York on Tuesday, Malek tells Entertainment Tonight:
“It’s a tremendously emotional experience. It has been since we began shooting this fourth season, and I know that it will be at the end of this night. It’s a moment in my life that is profound and prolific.”
Mr. Robot didn’t just earn him an acting accolade from the Emmys. Malek has previously told multiple outlets the story of how “Bohemian Rhapsody” producers actually discovered Malek through the show. He went on to star as the legendary Freddie Mercury in the 2018 musical biopic.
His performance as the rockstar grappling with the darker side of fame and an HIV positive diagnosis ultimately lead him to an Academy Award this year. Not only that, his accolades include one each from the BAFTAs, Screen Actors Guild, AACTA, Golden Globes and Satellite Awards from the same performance.
Now, the actor has reprised his role as the troubled tech genius in the USA Network drama. Mr. Robot’s last season is set in the Christmas holiday season of 2015. As for what to expect from the season finale, Malek tells ET:
“It is a very fulfilling and cathartic ending, If I may be so bold as to say, I think we nailed it.”
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