Freddie, Freddie Mercury, Mercury discussed on Fresh Air
Queens. Biggest hits were in the seventies and early eighties like bohemian rhapsody. We will rock you. We are the champions and another one bites the dust, but those records have endured beyond their time on the charts. We will rock you, and we are the champions became popular chance at stadium sports events. Freddie. Mercury was a very theatrical performer with a big personality. He died of complications related to aids in nineteen Ninety-one Rami Malek's performances. Freddie, Mercury is a big contrast to his starring role in the TV series mister robot as it withdrawn hacker with social anxiety disorder that start with a scene from bohemian rhapsody. It's nineteen seventy-five. And Freddie Mercury. And the members of Queen are in the office of a record executive played by Mike Myers tacking about the record. They're about to release, Freddie, Mercury speaks. I recall the album a night at the opera. Are you aware that no one actually likes opera are like Opal? Do you? I do. Don't misunderstand otting. It's a rock and roll record the scale of Oprah the pace of of great tragedy. The wit of Shakespeare, the unbridled joy of musical theatre musical experience rather than just another record something for everyone. Something. Something that will make people feel belongs to them mixon rest with cross boundaries will will speaking bloody tongues. If we want to. Rami Malik welcome to fresh air. It's so much fun to watch you as Freddie Mercury. How did you get the part of, Freddie? Mercury. Did you ask to addition? Or were you invited? I was invited. Which is feels like a very rare thing, especially when you're on dishing for someone as magnificent and icon ick. As Freddie Mercury I was do shooting mister robot and the producers Graham king Denis O'Sullivan called me out to Los Angeles. And I knew what the meeting was about. So I started watching as much archival footage as possible sat down in their office in about five six hours later, I left that office being told that I had the job something that I did not quite believe driving back home. But I guess as append out. I did it was singing part of your addiction. It ended up being part of that audition. I warn them. I was not a singer. I told him don't play the piano. What I do when I'm out on dancefloor could be considered something having to do with rhythm. But probably not. I ended up flying myself out to London because I wanted to be prepared. It was never officially Greenland yet at this point. And I started practicing everything singing, piano. I started working with a movement coach because I knew that one day we were gonna do a proof of concept, which means they were going to take me to Abbey Road. And film me singing is Freddie, and they had a camera on me as well..