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RAMI’S RHAPSODY

RAMI MALEK LOVED QUEEN BEFORE HEW AS UNDER PRESSURE TO PLAY FREDDIE MERCURY IN BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (OUT NOV.2). HERE’S HOW THE MR. ROBOT STAR TRANSFORMED IN TO THE SINGER — AND BE CAME HIS BIGGEST CHAMPION.
“There was a very lonely human being in there at times,” says Malek about researching Mercury's life

IN 1964, A TEENAGE FREDDIE MERCURY ARRIVED IN ENGLAND, having fled, with his family, from their native Zanzibar following a violent revolution. Soon after, the future Queen frontman made one of his first on-camera appearances. The video is short, lacking the celebratory splendor or vocal acrobatics that would come to define Mercury’s career, let alone any trace of familial upheaval. Instead it’s just Freddie—then known by his birth name, Farrokh Bulsara—sporting a Beatlesque moptop, aimlessly

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