10 Things you probably didn't know about the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film

goss 20/11/2018

The Queen biopic movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is one of the most popular films of the year - but a lot happened behind the scenes to get Freddie Mercury's story on to the big screen.

Here are 10 things your probably didn't know about the film... *Spoilers follow*

  1. Film production got quite heated. Band members, cast and directors couldn't agree on how much of Freddie's wild side to show in the film.
  2. Controversial actor Sacha Baron Cohen was originally lined up to play Freddie. He was later replaced by Rami Malek following creative differences.
  3. The epic Live Aid performance was the first thing they filmed for the movie.
  4. In real life Freddie was diagnosed with AIDS after the Live Aid concert, not before.
  5. Rami worked extensively with a movement coach to master Freddie's iconic mannerisms
  6. When you hear Freddie sing in the movie, it's actually a blend of the singer himself, an impersonator and Rami.
  7. Thinking 'what would Freddie do?', Rami had the fake teeth he wore for the movie cast in gold.
  8. Quite a lot of Freddie's costumes were actually the originals.
  9. The music manager played by Mike Myers (who says 'no one will play Queen' in the film), is a fictional character.
  10. Freddie wasn't the first Queen member to go solo (unlike in the movie), drummer Roger Taylor did before Live Aid.

Source: Refinery29