Rami Malek Talks About Playing Freddie Mercury

Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek says, "There's just something quite unsettled about" Freddie Mercury.

The L.A.-born actor tells the BBC, "I kept searching for ways into the man and then I realized, he left us a diary and it's in all of the songs." 

Though the film is brimming with radio favorites, Malek points to two other songs revealing more about Freddie: "Lily of the Valley and "You Take My Breath Away." Even though "no one's singing those at karaoke," he "pushed for those songs to be in the movie, because they informed so much of Freddie to me."

Malek also warns fans that Bohemian Rhapsody is not a documentary, "and we take liberties with the chronology because we have two hours to tell the story... So we chose to focus on this period from the early '70s to 1985. The agenda was to celebrate this human being."

The movie opens today in Britain and November 2nd in the U.S.

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