Rami Malek's Live Aid Performance In 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is Scarily Precise
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Rami Malek is said to have watched Freddie Mercury's 1985 Live Aid Performance over 1,500 times on YouTube to nail his version of it and he clearly got something right - as can be seen when both performances are put side-by-side.
Every hand gesture, step, head movement and even the pursing of his lips matches up perfectly with Mercury's during one of the final scenes in the newly released film Bohemian Rhapsody and it's caused people to completely freak out on Twitter.
I DIDNT REALIZE THEY DID IT THIS PRECISELY pic.twitter.com/05f6ZW1TMn
- BEST OF FREDDIE MERCURY (@MOMENTOFMERCURY) November 11, 2018
One person commented: "These dudes were literally able to recreate the greatest live show ever performed and made a new generation be able to experience it as if they were actually there. This scene literally gave me fucking CHILLS god damnit."
Another said: "They did it precisely that I got confused which is the original and which is the remake. Omg not a sucker for him but daaaang this sure is historical!!!"
A third tweeted: "Well it's a biopic, not one bit is supposed to be fictional! It's actually impressive they managed to do it this precisely."
One person even pointed out the detail that went into the set, they said: "Saw this earlier today, so awesome. First thing I did after the movie was check out how accurate the Pepsi and beer were on the piano... spot on."
During an interview with news.co.au, Malek spoke about the Live Aid performance, saying he watched the original maybe more than 1,500 times and even had the recording on set with him to get it perfect.
He said: "That's something we tried to get move for move, even just gesture for gesture perfectly.
"It felt like I had it in my bones and I didn't want to keep going back to it. It felt like sometimes you would lose a little bit of the authenticity if you tried to nail it so perfectly.
"Things won't exactly always match up, there might be a hint of something that's off, but I think that kept it feeling really alive and in the moment and it was better to sacrifice it that way, but yeah, I was watching it non-stop."
He clearly got it bang-on as Malek's overall performance of Mercury has been praised for its accuracy - down to his accent.
The 37-year-old actor took on the role after Sacha Baron Cohen left the film due to 'creative differences' back in 2010 - and his performance as the Queen frontman, who passed away in 1991, is scarily good.
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