The film Bohemian Rhapsody , which tells the story of the English group Queen, but especially of its singer, Freddie Mercury, is finally available at Videotron!
It is the actor Rami Malek, who noted the immense challenge to slip into the skin of the legendary Mercury, and its performance is breathtaking.
But such a transformation does not take place overnight, and a film as ambitious does not occur easily.
So here are 10 facts unusual and secrets of the shooting of the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
1. A diet intense
To look like Freddie Mercury, who was in good physical shape, Rami Malek has had to gain muscle.
Then, he was forced to go on a diet called “crash diet” in order to lose weight quickly to interpret Mercury youngest.
2. The teeth of Freddie
Freddie Mercury was born with 4 teeth in his mouth, which gave him what is called an overbite.
Throughout his life, the singer refused to be operated on, as many producers and agents wanted him to do, for fear it would change his voice.
3. A set of dentures out of the ordinary
To mimic the look so specific from the mouth of Mercury, Rami Malek has had to wear a denture.
To be comfortable with the false teeth, the actor chose to wear that denture before you even start filming!
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His character, Ray Foster, made a little nod to this fact when he said to the members of the Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody will never be popular because “this is not the kind of music that teens are going to want to listen to in the car and shaking the head”, a direct reference to Wayne’s World.
8. Musicians, producers
Brian May, the guitarist, and Roger Taylor, drummer of Queen, are both credited as producers of the film.
This is because they have offered advice, archival photos, and even costumes to the creators of the film.
9. The double of Freddie
Marc Martel, a montreal-native, has lent his voice to the film.
To recreate the exact sound of Freddie Mercury, the voice of Marc has been mixed with that of Rami Malek, and has records of Mercury.
10. A sensation viral
After having published a video of him singing Somebody to Love”, which has been seen 17 million times, Marc Martel was selected in 2011 by Brian May and Roger Taylor to interpret Freddie in their tour of remembrance, The Queen Extravaganza.
Don’t miss Bohemian Rhapsody now available at Videotron!