Bohemian Rhapsody stars explain Freddie Mercury's Castro style
Bohemian Rhapsody stars explain Freddie Mercury's Castro style
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Bohemian Rhapsody stars explain Freddie Mercury's Castro style

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[BLANK_AUDIO] So you're at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, the heart of gay culture in America. What's it mean to have Have the movie premier here, and especially as you're playing Freddie Mercury? I mean, this is a city that I adore. I grew up in California, so I've been to this theater before. I've got to see another film that I did here once, which was especially To experience. But to play this film, Bohemian Rhapsody, in that gorgeous theater in this district, you know what it means to me. Well, it's obviously a spectacular venue and it's so historic. I mean, this is the one thing that we were really excited about coming to. And so, yeah. I'm excited that people are able to see this movie, and I hope that everyone involved and backgrounds really love it. That look that you had, the iconic look, was referred to by many as the Castro look, the moustache, the slicked-back hair. So Freddie and Castro are kind of synonymous in that sense. There are so many roles where you just, you can kind of divorce yourself immediately from something. This one I don't want to. I'm hoping he never quite walks too far away from me. This is why you're an actor. To get jobs like this. To be able to have experiences like this. And literally on every single level I wanted it. And it was really funny because Queen with Adam Lambert, they were playing in Brooklyn the day I found out I got the job. And before that I was like I should go down there and hold up a sign that says put me in your movie. But then that day I found out I got the job and it was just, it was such a thrill I just Just I can't even describe it how happy I was. Obviously like one of the first things I saw you was Jurassic Park. Yeah. I'm wondering if you had to pick a Queen song to rescore some of your scenes in that movie which one would it be? Save me. Maybe that. Little on the deep there. Seems apropro. Whatever. [LAUGH] Or maybe the t rex was sentimental. Maybe you're my best friend, you know what I mean? Maybe we get along. He's sort of the Antagonist of that movie, if you really think about it, but. We couldn't, unfortunately, film in Wembley Stadium of 1985, because it doesn't exist anymore. So we replicated a stage in the North of London on an old airstrip. And we had a certain amount of, supporting us, of crowd. But we didn't have 70,000 people, understandably. So you have to kinda project that in your body and in your voice in some way. And I think performing on a stage does help with that. It's quite like Greek, actually, it's epic. That Live Aid stuff, you've gotta really wear it in your body. His childhood is fascinating to me, because an upheaval of an upbringing. And you get aspects of it in the film, I think just enough. But it gives you a Enough of the taste to want to go back when the film is done and look at some footage. Who do you think would have a harder or easier time? Freddy Mercury trying to hack into a bank server or Elliot trying to sing a song in front of 300 300,000 people. That's a really good question. I think that one's a draw. [LAUGH] I would agree with that. Yeah. Thank you for talking with us. Well I'd like to see both. Me too actually, thanks. Backwards, sorry. Thanks Ronny.

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