Rami Malek pretended to be Freddie Mercury when he met Paul McCartney – video

11 January 2019, 09:55 | Updated: 25 February 2019, 11:11

By Sofia Rizzi

"I got taken backstage... as if I was Freddie Mercury."

Rami Malek has won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, but the actor is still surprised to experience fame at its best.

On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Malek told the story of how he ended up sitting between Ronnie Wood and Ringo Starr at a Paul McCartney concert, and things escalated pretty quickly...

Paul McCartney brought Wood and Starr up to the stage for an encore at the end of the show.

Rami told Jimmy Kimmel: "It was absolutely bananas.

"I got taken backstage as if I was Freddie Mercury, and then Paul goes 'I'm going to do my best Beatles pose, you do your best Freddie Mercury pose and let's take a photo', and my fist just went straight up into the air."

Bohemian Rhapsody has won four Oscars – with Rami Malek winning Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.