Queen drummer Roger Taylor remains convinced the band made the right decision in canning Sacha Baron Cohen from their Bohemian Rhapsody biopic and choosing Oscar winner Rami Malek.
Taylor told Classic Rock magazine, “Everything resulting from the film was just so positive. It was fantastic. I think he would have been utter s***. Sacha is pushy, if nothing else. He’s also six inches too tall.”
He went on to say, “I watched his last five films and came to the conclusion he’s not a very good actor. . . I thought he was an utterly brilliant subversive comedian, that’s what he’s great at. Anyway, I think Rami did a brilliant job in an almost impossible role.”
DID YOU KNOW???
- The original motion picture soundtrack for Queen‘s Bohemian Rhapsody debuted at Number 22 on the Billboard 200 album charts and peaked at Number Two — marking the band’s 17th Top 40 album.
- The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is available digitally and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. According to the press release, “For the first time, fans can experience a truly one-of-a-kind music movie event with the complete Live Aid movie performance featuring two never-before-seen songs — ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and ‘We Will Rock You’ — packed into a 22-minute collective experience recreating the original event.
- In addition, on Blu-ray & digital, fans will get a look behind the making of the film including interviews with Queen, the cast and creative team.”
- Bohemian Rhapsody digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD special features are: “The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters”; “Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie”; “The Look and Sound of Queen”; and “Recreating Live Aid.”
- Bohemian Rhapsody DVD special features are: “The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters”
CHECK IT OUT: A Sacha Baron Cohen / Freddie Mercury deepfake from a Howard Stern Show appearance: