Malek watched Mercury’s iconic performance

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Rami Malek truly went all out to play Freddie Mercury in the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic. The 37-year-old actor has revealed that in order to recreate the iconic performer’s 1985 Live Aid performance with Queen, he watched clips on YouTube in excess of 1000 times. 

Speaking to, Rami said:  ‘That’s something we tried to get move for move, even just gesture for gesture perfectly.’  


Rami watched a clip of the concert, ‘around 1500 times’ 

Rami watched a YouTube clip of the concert, ‘probably somewhere around 1500 times, maybe more’ 

he says. The Night at the Museum actor stated: ‘It felt like I had it in my bones’. The actor added: ‘Things won’t exactly always match up, there might be a hint of something that’s off, but I think that kept it feeling really alive and in the moment and it was better to sacrifice it that way, but yeah, I was watching it non-stop.’ 

Daily Mail