QUEEN: Rami Malek talks about acceptance playing Freddie Mercury
Rami Malek says his biggest pleasure from playing Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody was "getting the acceptance of Brian May and Roger Taylor."
Appearing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday, the American actor said the two Queen members "were there constantly" during filming, which he notes began with "the most terrifying thing ever" -- a re-creation of Queen's performance at Live Aid.
Malek and Kimmel also discussed Mike Myers' role in the film -- ironic casting since Myers' movie Wayne's World was in part responsible for the '90s resurgence of "Bohemian Rhapsody." Myers plays a record company executive "who tells [him] that no one will ever bang their heads in a car to 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'"
The film opens November 2nd.