During in a recent interview with News Week, Queen guitarist Brian May has shared his thoughts about Welsh actor Gwilym Lee, who played him in the movie.

He said:

“All the time we were together he was clocking me. He was absorbing what I was doing unconsciously. He’s absorbing my mannerisms, my body movements, the tone of my voice. He just became me.

On Rami Malek’s performance:

“Nobody expected it to be that huge. We thought it would do quite well. We didn’t expect it to be a record-breaking blockbuster. “Delighted” with the film, he praises the attention to detail in its sets, costumes and dialogue. What an incredible performance he gives. He just became Freddie.

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Back in November, Brian May said that Rami Malek deserves an Oscar for his work. Here’s the statement:

“He’s incredible… without doubt he’ll be on the nominations list for an Oscar and well deserved as well. He inhabited Freddie to the point where we even started to think of him as Freddie. Really remarkable.

We’ve lived with this project for nine years and it’s incredible to see it doing so well. It came out to s***ty reviews, as some of our work has before, but the public has embraced it magnificently.

Everybody gave 200%, from the actors and technicians to the production team and hair and make up, everyone. You don’t get any lukewarm responses. The guy who plays me should be getting awards all over.”

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