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Rami Malek channels Freddie Mercury playing 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' Brian May approves
Queen fans, get ready for a crazy little thing to love.
Rami Malek, who plays the late Freddie Mercury in the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, has been captured by fans performing that iconic track at Live Aid — or at least, a film set version of Live Aid. (The movie reportedly ends with that legendary 1985 performance.) SEE ALSO: We have a first look at Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and please send help As you can see from this fan video, Malek has clearly been practicing his signature Freddie movies for hours in front of a mirror: the on-stage jogging, the cross-body fist pump. Unlike the millions of us who've tried that, however, Malek actually looks scarily like the original. He appears to be performing to a backing track of the original concert, but the jury is still out on whether the final version of the film will feature Malek singing or merely lip-synching to Mercury's timeless four-octave voice. But here's a good sign. In the background of the fan shots you can see a key figure: Queen guitarist Brian May, now white-haired, standing just behind the cameras and grinning broadly at Malek's performance.
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