Fans are dissatisfied with the choice of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

30 January 2019
According to the most optimistic forecasts, a biographical film about the life of Queen's leader Freddie Mercury will appear on the screens in 2018. It will be called «Bohemian Rhapsody» by the name of one of the band's songs.

It is known that the negotiations with the members of the group were extremely difficult. So, at different times, a British gay Ben Whishaw was mentioned as a possible candidate to play Freddie Mercury, then a Canadian singer Adam Lambert and an Orthodox Jew with a reputation as bully Sacha Baron Cohen.
Rami Malek in the image of Freddie Mercury
Rami Malek in the image of Freddie Mercury
Lambert didn't approach this role according to his appearance (but his voice is magnificent), and Sacha Baron Cohen is too well known as a wayward comedian with cruel jokes far beyond the bounds of decency in Britain and abroad. After much thought, Brian May and Roger Taylor rejected his candidacy.
A shot from the filming of
A shot from the filming of "Bohemian Rhapsody" with Rami Malek as Mercury
Eventually, an American of Egyptian descent Rami Malek was confirmed for the main role in biopic by Bryan Singer. Some time ago, the first photos from the film appeared on the web, where Rami Malek was filming in a make-up under Freddie Mercury.

A lot of fans were disappointed and puzzled. They thought that the actor doesn't look like Mercury. Others reasonably answer to them, that the main thing - not similarity in features of the face, but correctly understood plasticity and personality.

  • Rami was superb--Oscarworthy!! So glad Adam Lambert wasnt cast. Have seen him perform with Queen and disliked it a lot!! Liked the movie. Wish it didn't dwell on the homophobia and more on his childhood/adolescence and his extreme cocaine use when he and Mary separated. Freddie was a beautiful person with many personal struggles and conflicts. I remember him on the Bowery with a woman on each arm and a few more trailing! All eyes were on him. He drew people in. If I could meet anyone in life it would be Mary Austin.
    2018-11-26 00:38:34
  • Great choice. I saw the trailer and was quite pleased.
    2018-07-24 15:22:45