PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
Jan Sewell, makeup and hair designer, has said that transforming Rami Malek into Freddie Mercury was more about evoking Mercury's essence than it was fully revamping Malek into an exact Freddie Mercury double.
I like you too, Freddie. Come and find me when you decide to like yourself.
The film indicates that the band's manager Jim Beach was trying to get them onto the list of acts to play the Wembley Live Aid concert. In reality, Bob Geldof had held a press conference in early 1985 to announce the concert and named Queen as one of the acts who had agreed to play. Geldof had not spoken to any of the acts beforehand so this was the first any of them had heard about it. However as nobody wanted to look like the party pooper and back out, almost all the acts Geldof name-checked played at the concert, including the band Dire Straits (who had sold out a concert at nearby Wembley Arena on the night of the Live Aid concert so had to play two gigs in one day).
The 20th Century Fox fanfare is performed in a rock style (composed by Queen members Brian May on guitar and Roger Taylor on drums).
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