One year ago today I had a chance to interview the cast of the Queen biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody." Rami Malek played Freddie Mercury, Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon, and Gwilym Lee as guitarist Brian May.
They were pretty psyched because the movie was opening worldwide on November 1st, they were all pretty nervous about getting it right too, because rock fans had been waiting for a movie about Freddie Mercury and Queen for a long time. It went on to become one of the biggest movies of 2018 grossing $903 million worldwide. Not bad for a film that cost $52 million to make.
After we had finished the interview I said to Rami, "after you win the Oscar, will you play Ozzy Osbourne in the Black Sabbath movie?" To which Gwilym yelled, "I will! I'm from Birmingham like Ozzy!"
Rami went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. Can't wait to see these guys in the Ozzy movie...
Check out this clip of them talking about re-enacting the Queen Live Aid concert, and how they prepared for their roles.