Bohemian Rhapsody: Does Rami Malek perform Queen’s songs himself in the film?

On the occasion of the broadcast of the film Bohemian Rhapsody on Sunday July 3, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on W9, Télé Star reveals to you if Rami Malek himself sings the titles of Queen in this biopic.

Released in cinemas in 2018, the movie called bohemian rhapsodyworn by Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Gwilym Lee and Lucy Boyntonwill be rebroadcast on Sunday July 3, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on W9. Realized by Brian Singerwho was fired before the end of filming, this feature film is in fact the fictionalized, and sometimes inaccurate, portrait of of the British rock singer Freddie Mercury, and Queen. This biopic looks back in particular on the journey of the group, from its formation in 1970, until its appearance at the concert. LiveAid in 1985. Lending his features to the character of Freddie Mercury on screen, Rami Malek was rewarded for his work on this film by the Oscar for best actor.

To stick as closely as possible to the character of Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek worked with coach and choreographer Polly Bennett. By his side, he took care to perfect all the physical nuances of the rock star. Position of the legs, gaze, movement of the body… everything had to be perfect. In addition, Rami Malek had to wear dentures in order to recreate this physical peculiarity specific to the singer. After shooting, the actor kept in memory these imposing prostheses. On the other hand, it is not him who interprets the songs of Queen on the screen. In fact, Canadian singer Marc Martel did it. This artist has the particularity of having almost the same tone of voice as Freddie Mercury.

Bohemian Rhapsody: several actors almost played Freddie Mercury instead of Rami Malek

For the record, Rami Malek was not the first choice to play the famous singer in this biopic. Initially, Sacha Baron Cohen was to slip into the skin of Freddie Mercury. The latter finally had to give up due to artistic differences with the other members of the Queen group, Brian May and Roger Taylor. The initial plan was to focus on the charismatic singer, which obviously did not please the members of Queen at all, believing that they had as much place in a biopic as the late artist. Afterwards, comedian Ben Whishaw was approached, before the production finally chooses Rami Malek. Winning bet given that bohemian rhapsody harvested over $900 million in revenue worldwide during its theatrical release.

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Does Rami Malek perform Queen’s songs himself in the film?

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