Rami Malek Discusses His Dramatic Transformation Into Freddie Mercury

October 25, 2018

Aside from being one of the greatest frontmen, vocalists, and musical icons of all time, Freddie Mercury was truly a unique individual. So being able to transform into him was definitely a challenge Rami Malek would live up to as the star of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Malek didn't just carefully examine Mercury's speech. He watched his physical movements, he took singing lessons, and learned literally everything he could about his history. "I watched every bit of archival footage that exists on the internet," says Malek. "It was like going back into theater school. Every day I had a regimen."

Watch Malek describe his full transformation below!

"A lot of the people on set only knew me as Freddie," says Malek. "But when when you get to be Freddie Mercury all day, you want to be Freddie Mercury all day."