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Did You Spot Adam Lambert's Cameo In Queen Movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody'?

Did You Spot Adam Lambert's Cameo In Queen Movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody'?

It was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but a number of eagle-eyed viewers noticed that singer and actor Adam Lambert made a quick cameo in the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Adam Lambert. Credit: PA
Adam Lambert. Credit: PA
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His appearance wasn't an easy one to spot thanks to heavy makeup and wardrobe, so Lambert took to social media to give fans a hint.

Alongside a picture of his character on Twitter, he wrote: "Who is he!? #BohemianRhapsodyMovie is available for digital download on 1/22!"

If you haven't seen the film (spoilers ahead) the character in the snap is a truck driver in the US who caught the eye of lead singer Freddie Mercury (played to perfection by Rami Malek) during a pitstop on the band's first ever North American tour.

It's no surprise Lambert made an appearance in the film, since he's so heavily involved with Queen. Not only has he been obsessed with Mercury since his 20s, but as reported by Billboard, he's also stood in as the band's frontman for the past six years.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

In an article for the publication, Lambert wrote: "Musically, I loved his attack: He was very aggressive and seemed in control of everything he was singing.

"Later, seeing some live performances [on video], it was also his stage presence, the way he was so over the top. I knew he meant to be campy and wild to entertain people. I identified with that in him very quickly."

The musician's appearance in the film is small but significant, as the scene marks the first indication of Mercury struggling with his sexuality.

Despite criticism over how Bohemian Rhapsody portrayed this aspect of the singer's life, the film has gone on to be a resounding success since its October release last year, grossing a whopping £600m ($770m) in the box office and even bagging a Golden Globe award.

In particular, critics have praised Malek's portrayal of the iconic musical figure, with special focus on his uncanny 1985 Live Aid performance. And rightly so - the Mr Robot actor claimed to have watched Mercury's live show over 1,500 times on YouTube to get the scene absolutely spot-on.

Safe to say, he well and truly earned that Golden Globe.

Featured Image Credit: Fox

Topics: Film, TV and Film, freddie mercury, Cameo

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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