The Queen biopic – starring Rami Malek as the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury – is out in cinemas now
Members of the cast of the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody have shed light on how they managed to recreate the band’s legendary Live Aid show for the film.
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