Riz Ahmed is an award winning actor, perhaps best known for his work in The Night Of as well as Rogue One. Queen Elizabeth II is, well, the queen of the U.K. Well, when the two met, Riz Ahmed nearly made a faux pas. He revealed the near mistake to James Corden on the Late Late Show while appearing to promote his movie Venom. He explained that when they met, the Queen extended her hand palm down, which is apparently royal protocol.
But Ahmed didn’t realize this, saying…
“It’s very unclear what you should do.”
He went on to explain that, to the horror of all of the royal guards around him, he thought Queen Elizabeth was trying to fist bump him. And then, when he realized that wasn’t what was happening, he sorta awkwardly stroked the Queen’s hand.
A video of the interview can be seen below.
But all seemed to be forgiven. People were much more focused on Venom this weekend than Ahmed’s run-in with the Queen.
Fans were thirsty.
Venom is Riz Ahmed's handsomest movie to date.
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) October 3, 2018
riz ahmed and his stupidly lovely big brown eyes and his nice soft voice and his dark suits and his smile and jsjsjsksnks Venom was a gift lads pic.twitter.com/GiBaz94HZd
— Scarily Clever Girl (@RowanMalyon) October 7, 2018
Riz Ahmed. THANK YOU. pic.twitter.com/qogQwKIOv1
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) October 5, 2018
THE MAJOR PROBLEM WITH VENOM IS THAT NEITHER TOM HARDY OR RIZ AHMED ARE SHIRTLESS
— Ira (@ira) October 7, 2018
seeing tom hardy and riz ahmed fighting each other in venom is one of the hottest cinema experiences truly phew pic.twitter.com/SjfKpC14UV
— marlina (@palemornin) October 5, 2018
And some hoped for an alternate ending involving Ahmed and his co-star Tom Hardy ending up together.
— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) October 7, 2018
“Tries to get rid of him but realizes he can't live without him” Isn't that the damn truth
— Logan Maddox (@RoseBrandybuck) October 7, 2018
Come back for the sequel.
And chew scenery with Tom. Like your whole “diary entry” line cracked me tf up. I hope y'all had fun.
— Scarolyn the swamp thing ♂️ (@CarolynsGeekOut) October 8, 2018
And Bella left us with this important truth…
Short spoiler free review of Venom: Riz Ahmed is hot. Longer review coming soon.
— Bella Vittoria (@HoneymoonBella) October 5, 2018
She speaks the truth.