In addition to serving as executive producers of the Bohemian Rhapsody Queen film, Brian May and Roger Taylor gave the actors a few tips about playing their instruments.
Gwilym Lee, who portrays May, was already a guitar player and got good enough to not need the hand doubles who were hired. He says, “We all worked really hard to master our instruments as best we could. It was a new skill to try and learn lead guitar. Brian’s been a really supportive presence for me.”
May says, “I showed him a few licks and he got very into it. I find myself looking at the edits [and] I do kinda believe he’s me... The four guys who play us are phenomenal. They completely lived it, they became us. It just sends shivers up your spine.”
Taylor says he showed actor Ben Hardy a "few visual tricks” on the drums.
Bohemian Rhapsody opens in theaters on November 2nd.