The Queen biopic – starring Rami Malek as the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury – is out in cinemas now
The movie is bookended by Queen’s performance at the July 13, 1985 benefit concert, which took place at the old Wembley Stadium in London. The four-piece played a six-song set on that day: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Radio Ga Ga’, ‘Hammer to Fall’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and closer ‘We Are the Champions’.
Gwilym Lee and Joe Mazzello – who play Brian May and John Deacon in the film respectively – have spoken more about the filming process, specifically focusing on their dedication to faithfully recreating the Live Aid gig.
“We would be playing properly along with [a backing track] because you can smell that a mile off if someone is really badly miming,” Lee told Digital Spy. “Or the other alternative is you have a wide shot of us just generically [playing] and then you cut into someone’s big hairy hands that clearly aren’t yours. MORE