Rami Malek on Being Freddie Mercury

posted by Dana McKenzie - 

Anyone who’s seen the trailer for the upcoming Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” knows that Rami Malek seems to have nailed his performance as Freddie Mercury, and that’s because the “Mr. Robot” went to great lengths to make sure he understood all aspects of the singer.

“I would consistently go back to his interviews and performances just to understand the [different] sides of him,” he tells “Entertainment Weekly.” “Obviously, there is a very brave, brash entertainer who hits the stage. And then there is a human being who can be reclusive and lonely behind closed doors.”

He also embraced Freddie’s look, even sporting fake teeth in the film. “When you put in those teeth,” he says, “there’s a very visceral change to the performance. When I took them out by the end of the film, I felt quite naked.”

Of course the film went through many challenges, including the firing of director Bryan Singer, but there was no doubt in Rami’s mind that the film would be released. “I can wholeheartedly say I would never let this film be unfinished,” he shares. “Every moment where there was a challenge on set, I just reminded myself: What would Freddie do? And I guarantee, he would’ve seen it through.”

Check out the official "Bohemian Rhapsody" Trailer below!

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