Bohemian Rhapsody: Rami Malek reveals why film was "hardest job of his life"

Rami Malek has called his role playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody the “hardest job of my life”.

If you’re confused, that’s understandable. Malek has already earned nominations and wins for the role and we haven’t even finished award season.

Malek is also a frontrunner for an Oscar, thanks to his complete transformation into the Queen frontman.

The actor went the full hog, wearing specially made teeth, but while he made it look effortless he’s admitted it was harder than it looked.

“Nothing about this job was easy,” Malek said. “This was by far the most difficult job of m life. The thing about Queen is they have a built-in audience. Their music, it has lasted for generations. They’ve been working on music for 50 years. Everyone knows at least one Queen song.”

 

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Malek did have big shoes to fill, when you think about the legions of fans Queen had – and has.

Lucky for Malek, even critics of the storyline chosen praised the actor for his performance.

Speaking to Edith Bowman, Malek said there was a plus side.

“What was beautiful about this film is, now we get to bring that music to a new generation,” said Malek. “And allow the gorgeous legacy that Freddie and Queen have left behind to continue and they’re still going. Those guys won’t stop.”

Queen’s music is back in the charts, the film is raking it in at the box office and the awards just keep coming, so all that hard work paid off, at least for Malek.

Now he just has to keep his eyes on the final prize – that Oscar. We’ll find out soon as the awards are held on February 24.

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