After much controversy, finally the release of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is upon us, and to celebrate the release we spent some time with the cast, interviewing Lucy Boynton (Mary Austin), Joseph Mazzello (John Deacon) and Gwilym Lee (Brian May).
We discussed with the cast whether they had the chance to meet those they are portraying, and how nervous they were awaiting the feedback from the real life people. We also spoke about the remarkable performance by Rami Malek as Mercury, and how he transformed into the Queen frontman on set. We also asked them about the changing of directors, for Bryan Singer departed the project towards the latter stages, and was replaced by Dexter Fletcher.
Watch the full interview below:
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day
Bohemian Rhapsody is released on October 24th