What Brian May thinks of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

News 23/11/2018

Actor Rami Malek plays the iconic Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which has grossed over $400 million since it's release last month. 

Freddie's bandmate Brian May was extremely impressed with Malek's performance, saying in a new interview:

“He’s incredible… without doubt he’ll be on the nominations list for an Oscar and well deserved as well. He inhabited Freddie to the point where we even started to think of him as Freddie. Really remarkable.”

Brian was also involved in the production of the film, and is very complimentary to how it turned out.

“We’ve lived with this project for nine years and it’s incredible to see it doing so well,” he beamed. It came out to s***ty reviews, as some of our work has before, but the public has embraced it magnificently. Everybody gave 200%, from the actors and technicians to the production team and hair and make up, everyone. You don’t get any lukewarm responses. The guy who plays me should be getting awards all over.”

May was played by Gwilym Lee in the film, alongside other stars Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, Ben Hary and Aidan Gillen.

Queen's music sales have increased since the film's release, and they may even be in the running for the Christmas number one.