Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’ve probably watched Rami Malek transform into the role of Freddie Mercury in the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic. The film, that hit US cinemas on the 2nd of November, shows the years leading up to Queen’s iconic Live Aid performance, including the band’s brief split.
But if you were too busy crying during Queen’s reunion in the last scene of the film, you may have missed just how identical Malek’s performance was to Freddie Mercury’s 1985 Live Aid Performance. In fact, it was so similar some people took to Twitter to express their confusion as to which was the original.
Which, isn’t really surprising, considering the 37-year-old actor is said to have watched Freddie’s performance over 1,500 times to perfect the reenactment. In an interview with news.co.au, Malek said the Live Aid performance was “something we tried to get move for move, even just gesture for gesture perfectly.”
And boy did he do that.