“I don’t know if Bob Geldof will kill me for this”
Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek has revealed the charming story of how legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was persuaded to play Dwell Assist, lengthy earlier than the occasion grew to become probably the most well-known efficiency within the band’s historical past.
Malek, who yesterday received the most effective actor BAFTA for his portrayal of Mercury, advised pink carpet hosts Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary how he met up with Bob Geldof on Saturday night.
Geldof, who performed an integral function in organising the 1985 live performance, advised Malek how he rang Mercury in a last-ditch try to safe Queen’s involvement within the now-iconic live performance.
“I don’t know if Bob Geldof will kill me for this however I noticed him and met him final night time and what he mentioned to me is he referred to as Freddie and he advised them, ‘Freddie, I feel that there’s an occasion that was made particularly for Queen and particularly for you’”, Malek defined.
“And he goes, ‘This viewers is made for Freddie,’ and Freddie mentioned, ‘What do you imply, darling?’ and he mentioned, ‘Properly, it’s the world’ and Freddie goes, ‘I see what you imply.”
Malek’s assembly with Geldof got here as he continues to brush awards season – the place he stays the recent favorite to scoop Finest Actor on the Oscars subsequent Sunday.
Paying tribute to Mercury throughout final night time’s acceptance speech, Malek mentioned: “To the best outsider of all of them.
“For being so unwavering and unflinching and uncompromising in each which approach. Thanks Freddie Mercury once more.”
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