Days on the “Bohemian Rhapsody” set were filled with wonderful (if not tumultuous) moments for Rami Malek, but his fondest memory was of filming the Rio de Janeiro concert near the end of production.
“The most fun was towards the end — there’s that scene in Rio, where Freddie is leading the audience and kind of conducting them,” Malek told TheWrap’s editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman at TheWrap’s screening series in Los Angeles last week. “That was the last scene I shot, and I got to conduct in front of the camera, and take a bow. At that point, I had become extremely flexible, so my bow felt really good from take one. And it came to about take four when I thought, what is going on that Dexter is asking me to keep bowing and bowing? I come up from take five and the entire crew has surrounded me at that point and started to applaud as I come up. He was only asking me to bow that many times so he could assemble everyone that had worked their butts off. It was the sweetest moment I’ve ever had on camera.”
“Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King added that his favorite moment on set was when Mike Myers showed up for his cameo: “You try not to laugh during the take… [Also], Live Aid, of course.”