Queen’s Adam Lambert explains why he didn’t play Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody
1 March 2019, 10:03
Queen's current frontman has revealed why he didn't consider playing his predecessor on the big screen.
Adam Lambert, who has performed live with Queen since 2011, has said that he doesn’t think he would have been the right choice.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Adam said: “I don’t look like Freddie. I don’t sound like Freddie. I sound like me.”
The former American Idol contestant, who made a cameo in the movie, also praised Rami Malek’s Oscar-winning portrayal of the legendary singer.
“Rami looks amazing. He’s a great actor. From what I understand, they used pieces of the actual studio recording of Freddie and Marc Martel, who is an impersonator of Freddie Mercury, to do some of the other vocal stuff,” he said.
Adam continued: “So it’s really about recreating Freddie. So no, it wouldn’t have been me.”
Adam will be the focus of a new Queen documentary titled The Show Must Go On, detailing the band's legacy after the death of Freddie.