The world premiere of the Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was held Tuesday night at the Wembley Arena in London. It was only a stone's throw from Wembley Stadium, site of their Live Aid performance in 1985, which is where the film ends.
Brian May and Roger Taylor were on hand, along with the cast and assorted British celebrities.
Brian May spoke from the red carpet before the world premiere of the Queen movie, Bohemian Rhapsody :
"I feel like a child. It's amazing. It's beyond your wildest dreams, you know. You'll see what we were like in this movie, you know, when it all started -- very small, very kind of insignificant, people with dreams, you know. Add who would ever have been able to imagine that we come to this kind of place at this time and see this kind of celebration. I'm absolutely full of pride, incredibly proud of the actors and the whole team that put this together and I think, Freddie, we did you proud in the end. I do think we did and I think everyone will see that."
Hours after the premiere, May said, "I couldn’t be happier at the way things have turned out with the film, and tonight’s world premiere in front of 6,000 ecstatic people in Wembley Arena was ... unreal. The sort of stuff you couldn’t even dream of. I feel lucky. We all have to work for our lucky breaks -- and this is no exception -- but this is a stupendous outcome -- something to be proud of."
Actor Rami Malek, who portrays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, spoke from the film's world premiere:
"I am over the moon. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I'm so happy to share it with all the Queen fans around the world, especially with our cast and crew. I love you, I thank you [and] I am so very appreciative for all the hard, long hours you put in. We did it baby!"
Bohemian Rhapsody opens in theaters in Europe tomorrow (Wednesday) and in the U.S. on Friday, November 2nd.