Brian May Was Blown Away by Rami Malek’s Performance as Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee in "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Brian May has given Rami Malek huge praise for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

The Freddie Mercury biopic is smashing at the box office and although reviews from critics were mixed, Rami Malek’s performance has been widely credited. One person who is has been particularly complimentary is the Queen legendary guitarist, Brian May,

“He’s incredible… without doubt, he’ll be on the nominations list for an Oscar and well deserved as well,” May told the Press Association. “He inhabited Freddie to the point where we even started to think of him as Freddie. Really remarkable.”

In relation to the mixed reviews from the film, May said: “We’ve lived with this project for nine years and it’s incredible to see it doing so well. It came out to s***ty reviews, as some of our work has before, but the public has embraced it magnificently. Everybody gave 200%, from the actors and technicians to the production team and hair and makeup, everyone.”

Bohemian Rhapsody is out in theatres now.