When Bohemian Rhapsody selected producers Graham King and Denis O'Sullivan Rami Malek for Freddie Mercury, Mr. Robot Emmy winner told them "You need to give me time" as they prepared for the role.
"Graham said to me," Buddy, I've spent eight years "We have time," Malek recalls at the closing of today's Deadline Contender at the DGA Theater in New York ,
And while Malek turned everything around to see and hear everything from Mercury's concert recordings and interviews to working with a dialect trainer and movement coach Polly Bennett, to bandmembers Brian May and Roger Taylor speak; All preparations led to the first day of shooting, and the first sequence shot first was the famous Live Aid 22-minute climax, which is regarded by many Queen authorities as a highlight in Mercury's career. The editor John Ottman told us that it was Bohemian Rhapsody & # 39; death star scene that needed to be handled just right, otherwise the whole movie would fall apart.
"I was a bit prepared, but no one can ever prepare you for how that feeling was," Malek says of the first day of production at the Bohemian Rhapsody "what some consider the best performance in rock history was one Challenge. I said, "What the hell, they built the stage, let's do that."
On day 1, a huge crane was picked up by the crowd and Malek sang "Bohemian Rhapsody" on the piano.  "It was supposed to be a trial day, but everyone was in costume, so I was very suspicious," Malek said, laughing at the crowd of NY Contenders.
"I had a certain amount of self confidence to take long shots Mr. Robot which I could calm down with," Malek explains: "It was sinking or swimming, a baptism of fire: Day 1 was" Bohemian Rhapsody ", Day 2 was" Radio Gaga "…"
Throughout the Live Aid shoot, there were many starts and stops, which gave Malek some concern over the restoration of the magical queen experienced on the day of the concert.
So he asked King for a favor: One more day of shooting the Live Aid concert and the production would spin the performance from start to finish without stops.
"The whole concert in broad masters," says Malek, "We recorded three cranes with cameras and went through the entire 22-minute drive." It was the best shot we've ever made, they're pure adrenaline Heart is pounding as I think about it (the experience). "
" You know how much adrenaline ran through his veins in front of 75,000 people, "adds the actor.
"Really, I like to play," Malek said Before Quipping "Adding that Rockstar feeling was like taking drugs."
Bohemian Rhapsody by 20th Century Fox and New Regency is currently in cinemas and will half cross billion mark at the global box office.