Rami Malek: 'Bohemian Rhapsody doesn't ignore Freddie Mercury's sexuality'

Rose Advani |Sep 14, 2018

Actor Rami Malek responds to claims that Bohemian Rhapsody movie ignores Freddie Mercury’s sexuality.

Rami Malek has stricken back at judges of the next Freddie Mercury-biography tittled Bohemian Rhapsody. The actor said that this film doesn't avoid the legend's cause of death and sexuality.

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Directed by Bryan Singer, this biographical film stars Malek as Mercury. 20th CenturyFox released the trailer before. And people severely criticised the film! They said that Bohemian Rhapsody overlooked the legendary rock singer's AIDS diagnosis and sexuality.

Rami Malek had a recent interview with Attitude. The actor said that he was distressed beacause people are missing remarks about Bohemian Rhapsody based on the teaser.

He said: "It's so difficult. Foremost, I don't think the drama avoid his fundamental disease or his sexuality, which is clearly AIDS. I don't know how to avoid that, and if anyone would ever want to (avoid). It's ridiculous that people are criticizing this from the trailer which is one mintue long". The Mr Robot star also talked about presenting Mercury's life in the drama with a "fragile manner".

Malek added: "You can't avoid that. It's an essential moment that you must have in Bohemian Rhapsody. Ultimately, it's so sad but empowering also. It shows that how stable humanity can be. Futhermore, it shows how much we depend on our friends and family's strength to come through hard times".

The actor also said: "This epidemic is still a hideous threat to many people in this world. It survives as a fact for so many people so I think that it would be a dishonour if we don't address it".

Ben Hardy, Lucy Boynton, Joseph Mazzello, Tom Hollander, and Aidan Gillen also features in Bohemian Rhapsody. World premiere of the film will occur on October 23, at London's Wembley.


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