Rami Malek Talks ‘Twilight,’ Teases Paul Thomas Anderson Collaboration

Rami Malek has it good. He’ll tell you so, just like he told MTV News on the red carpet for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.”

Aside from getting to play a vampire in one of the most popular film franchises of all time, on a set that’s filled with beautiful women, no less, Malek shared that he got to do a little more.

“I’m lucky,” he said. “It’s one of the perks of being on a movie like this. You wake up, show up on set and kiss beautiful girls all day long. You can’t beat it.”

Despite the fact that Malek’s character Benjamin, a vampire from an Egyptian coven, doesn’t appear until the second half of the two-part finale, the actor was still eager to celebrate the first half’s launch. He told MTV News that starring in “Twilight” turned out to be beyond anything he was ever expecting.

“Being in movies in general is great, because I can’t read,” he joked. “Look around. It doesn’t get any bigger or splashier than this, fans who camp out for days on end. That’s pretty dedicated to me.”

Malek was, however, a little less forthcoming when it came to details about his character. He remained tight-lipped on Benjamin and his powers, but spoke highly of his co-star, Angela Sarafyan, who plays his character’s mate, Tia. “She is a gorgeous young thing, very talented. I got privilege. Like I say, get up and look at these gals every day, it’s a good life.”

On top of all of this, Malek recently landed a role in the next, yet-to-be-titled film by “There Will Be Blood” director, Paul Thomas Anderson. He plays the son-in-law of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s religious leader character. According to Malek, the experience of working with an auteur like Anderson has been “staggering.”

“It was one of the best experiences of my life,” he said. That was all he was willing to reveal, but promised the mysterious film would be “really good.”

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