Rocky road for Bohemian Rhapsody

The Straits Times speaks to American actor Rami Malek, who plays the role of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Bohemian Rhapsody stars (from left) Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Gwilym Lee as Brian May.
Bohemian Rhapsody stars (from left) Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Gwilym Lee as Brian May.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

It was not all smooth-sailing getting the biopic made, but lead actor Rami Malek vowed to do all he could to see the film through

In May, a teaser trailer for the movie Bohemian Rhapsody went online. Fans of the film's subject, the rock band Queen and their frontman Freddie Mercury, were on the lookout for anything that smacked of selling out.

And find it they did: They decried the trailer for making it look as if Mercury was interested only in women.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 01, 2018, with the headline 'Rocky road for Bohemian Rhapsody'. Print Edition | Subscribe