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Posted: 8:16 am Thursday, July 12th, 2018
By Denise Ryan
So how do you portray one of the greatest frontmen of all time… not just Freddie Mercury’s look and his mannerisms, but his voice too?
First off, they had to find the right actor. When Denis O’Sullican, co-producer of Bohemian Rhapsody, found Rami Malik, they said that was it. There was never a second look, no doubt about it.
Malik, meanwhile, thought someone was playing a joke on him when he first got the offer. But then when it sank in, “I felt massive excitement … followed by the extreme, daunting weight of the thing.”
He had to learn the movements, Mercury’s dialect, had to learn to speak will prosthetic teeth that gave him Freddie Mercury’s overbite.
Then there’s that voice. How on earth can you recreate Freddie Mercury’s sound?
Malik couldn’t straight up replicate Mercury’s singing voice so they took recordings from Queen master tapes and added additional recordings from Canadian singer Marc Martel.
So much to look forward to in this biopic! It’ll hit theaters November 2nd! For more details, go HERE.