Queen fans, get ready for a crazy interesting thing to love.
Rami Malek, who frisks the late Freddie Mercury in the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody , has been captured by love accomplishing that iconic line at Live Aid — or at least, a film set edition of Live Aid.( The movie supposedly ends with that famed 1985 execution .)
As you can see from this love video, Malek have undoubtedly been practicing his signature Freddie moves for hours in front of a reflect: the on-stage jogging, the cross-body fist shoot.
Unlike the millions of us who’ve tried that, however, Malek actually examines scarily like the original.
He appears to be play-act to a backing move of the original concert, but the jury is still out for purposes of determining whether the final explanation of the cinema will feature Malek singing or simply lip-synching to Mercury’s timeless four-octave enunciate.
But here’s a good mansion. In the background of the fan shots you can see a key flesh: Queen guitarist Brian May , now white-haired, upholding just behind the cameras and grinning universally at Malek’s performance.
We knew from Malek’s recent appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert that the band had been communicated a demo strip of Malek singing as Mercury and deemed it acceptable. But May’s on-set existence is the best signal more that the remaining members of Queen are in full approval.
For comparison, here’s the first part of the original Live Aid accomplishment, where Queen regulated the working day. They opened with the first part of “Bohemian Rhapsody, ” then rapidly segued into then-recent hittings “Radio Gaga” and “Hammer to Fall” and perennial favorite “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”
Here’s hoping we get to see Rami playing those psalms extremely. Heck, we’d likely pay for a three-hour movie featuring a remake of the full concert.