There is little doubt that Rami Malek truly embraced his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. However, a new video reveals that the Mr. Robot actor took certain pains to portray the Queen frontman. A side-by-side comparison of the film and footage of Mercury performing at Live Aid confirms just how precise the performance was.
The video shows original footage of Queen playing during the benefit concert on July 13, 1985, alongside Rami Malek and his fellow actors performing the same scene in Bohemian Rhapsody. It is immediately clear that Malek did his research for the pivotal sequence in the film. Even the smallest movement was copied perfectly, confusing fans if they were watching the real Mercury or an actor wearing prosthetic teeth.
Rami Malek studied Freddie Mercury’s old videos to prepare for the film.
It wasn’t easy perfecting the scene. Rami Malek admitted that he had watched Mercury’s Live Aid performance more than 1,500 times so he could memorize the singer’s mannerisms. It certainly paid off as Malek nailed Mercury’s gestures, from the time he would raise his fist in the air to a brief glance at the camera.
I DIDNT REALIZE THEY DID IT THIS PRECISELY pic.twitter.com/05f6ZW1TMn
— BEST OF FREDDIE MERCURY (@MOMENTOFMERCURY) November 11, 2018
Needless to say, people are impressed with the film and its faithful adaptation of the band’s iconic Live Aid gig. Some fans believe that Malek deserves an Oscar for his performance in the film.
Bohemian Rhapsody was directed by Bryan Singer. The film also starred Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, and Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon.
Freddie Mercury passed away on November 24, 1991.
Although his performance impressed several fans, some people were unconvinced with the way Rami Malek portrayed Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. One report dissed the actor for lip-syncing in the movie and was immediately shut down by netizens who supported Malek.
Malek is known for his lead role in the TV drama Mr. Robot. He also portrayed Louis Dega in 2017’s Papillon.
Bohemian Rhapsody is currently showing in theaters worldwide.
Watch the side-by-side comparison between Live Aid and Bohemian Rhapsody below:
40 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time
I never fail to watch #7.
Christmas is just right around the corner, and most of us are already feeling the holiday vibe! There are so many things to do this season, and people have different ideas on how they want to spend it.
While many are already busy decorating their homes and buying presents for their loved ones, some are taking this time to enjoy the festivities in the most relaxed way possible, like watching a Christmas flick. So if you’re looking for films to watch this holiday season, here’s a list of best Christmas movies of all time.
1. A Christmas Story
10 Cartoon Houses You Won’t Believe Were Built In Real Life
I’ve always wanted to live in #6.
It's no secret that all children (and some adults) are fascinated by cartoon shows and animated movies. No matter what a person's age is, certain cartoon characters remain someplace in their hearts, be it the way they speak, the way they dress, the way they eat or the place where they live.
These animated childhood heroes live in worlds and homes that many would love to see first-hand. Fortunately, fanatics took their love for these characters to a whole new level and decided to replicate their homes in our world. Here are ten cartoon houses that you won’t believe exist in real life.
1. The Simpsons’ house.
21 Tear-Jerking Tributes To Late Comic Book Legend Stan Lee
Thank you and goodbye, Stan Lee. *sniffs*
Stan Lee, one of the most legendary comic book writers of our time, passed away at the age of 95 on the 12th of November. He created iconic heroes such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther and many more, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered by generations to come.
Fans all over the world are already sharing tribute art in honor of this legendary man, and most of them are definitely a tear-jerker. Here are 21 artists’ tributes to Stan Lee. Get your tissues ready.
1. “Maybe we will forget many heroes, but we will always remember the man who created the heroes.”