Rami Malek Talks Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee in "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Rami Malek has given a whole new definition to “killer queen”!

In case you missed it, the Mr. Robot actor will be rocking you as he plays Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Rami’s performance has already earned him heaps of praise from critics who believe that he brought the lead singer to life in the most charismatic manner.

“[It was] kind of the gun-to-the-head moment,” he told The Guardian about accepting the part. “What do you do? And I like to think if it’s a fight or flight situation, I’m going to fight. The scariest endeavors that I’ve chosen to take in my life have been the most fulfilling and rewarding. And this has proven to defend that equation.”

Freddie joined Queen in 1970 and remained the lead vocalist until his death from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1991.

“It’s an arduous thing to tell someone’s life in just two hours,” said Rami. “What’s the nature of celebrating a life? Definitely not avoiding his death in any way, or what caused his death, which is the AIDS virus. But I think if you don’t celebrate his life, and his struggles, and how complicated he was, and how transformative he was — and wallow instead in the sadness of what he endured and his ultimate death — then that could be a disservice to the profound, vibrant, radiant nature of such an indelible human being.”

Bohemian Rhapsody opens on the 24th of October.