Roger Taylor Says Sacha Baron Cohen "Didn't Take Freddie Mercury Seriously Enough"

October 24, 2018

During the London premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May sang their praises for Rami Malek's portrayal of their late bandmate Freddie Mercury, and how they would have made a mistake going with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

"There was a lot of talk of Sacha and stuff. [He was] never really on," says Taylor to the Associated Press. "I don't think he took it seriously enough. Didn't take Freddie seriously enough."

Meanwhile May said of casting Malek as Freddie, "He's amazing. Thank God we found him." He later adds, "We couldn't have done better."