Rami Malek Makes His Big Debut As Freddie Mercury, And The Resemblance Is Downright Terrifying

Rami Malek Makes His Big Debut As Freddie Mercury, And The Resemblance Is Downright Terrifying | Society Of Rock Videos

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Photo Released On Freddie Mercury’s 71st Birthday

After years of planning, months of waiting, and weeks of hints at what’s to come, the moment is finally here. Rami Malek, star of the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, made his big debut yesterday as Freddie Mercury in a photo released by Entertainment Weekly and y’all…we’re a little shaken. Shaken, but fiercely impressed.

Dressed in a white tank top, white jeans and sporting Mercury’s trademark mustache, Malek isn’t just a man in a Freddie Mercury costume – he is Freddie Mercury, capturing the legend’s essence in a single photo that feels like we’re looking at a ghost, the mark of an actor wisely chosen and who takes his craft as seriously as Freddie took his.

Even more auspicious is the fact that the first look at Malek as Mercury was released yesterday to coincide with what would have been the late legend’s 71st birthday, though as of the time of this writing the photo has not yet appeared on Queen’s social media accounts. If you’re worried that the resemblance stops at the photo, don’t; the film will utilize either Malek’s own voice or Mercury’s studio recordings, something that the 36-year-old actor is preparing for intensely at Abbey Road Studios.

“We’re going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible,” Malek says. “I’m in Abbey Road [Studios] right now if that should say anything to you. I’m not working on my acting.”

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