Rami Malek will be forever one of my favorite actors since the day I’ve watched Mr Robot, I knew he will be one of the biggest star someday. Freddie Mercury is legend, everyone loves him but not everyone knows his story. Freddy Mercury is fearless, but not everyone knows about his desperately lonely.
As Brian May pinpointed in the interview on the red carpet, he found that the casting was excellent (I don’t remember the exact word he used). But he is so right. Every major role is perfectly casted, and all the band members are brilliant. But I must emphasize Rami Malek’s role as Freddie. It has Oscar written all over it.
What he does, is almost beyond comparison. Chapeau for even taking on this role, and then delivering what he does. Even better, although marginally, than Michael Douglas in Behind the Candelabra. And Gwilym Lee as Brian May is also a bull’s eye, but Malek really carries the production on his tiny shoulders. It was like watching our beloved Freddie all over again.
Until this day, Live Aid remains the biggest, most epic music event in the history of civilization and it is remembered by millions. And Bohemian Rhapsody did it justice. Malek did justice to Freddie. And I left my seat long after the credits had stopped rolling. The show must go on, and it does.