But at the same time, I was on a very specific diet. Dance Magazine. Srivastava, Soumya November 16, Retrieved November 21, Rolling Stone. Event occurs at Those opportunities led to Malek securing supporting roles in a series of major films.
And he started with Live Aid, the charity concert that included a Queen set that has since been dubbed one of the greatest live performances of all time. We spent copious hours trying to figure out all the moves—and you know Freddie is a spontaneous human being in every aspect of his life. To truly become Mercury, he had to add muscle, but mainly he needed to be in prime condition to do a concert set with the same energy Mercury exhibited some 33 years ago. There were days when I found myself laying on my back trying to just absorb as much air as possible. But at the same time, I was on a very specific diet. I bulked up for that first week and immediately had to drop muscle and weight and go into shooting young Freddie, who is very scrawny. I just had to be really cognizant of when to work out and when to crash diet. Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, in Zanzibar, and grew up there as well as in India before moving to England in his late teenage years.
Rami Malek really put the effort in when it came to becoming Bohemian Rhapsody’s Freddie Mercury – even the diet and exercise regime. Bohemian Rhapsody may have been met with mixed reviews when it hit cinemas, nearly everyone agreed Rami Malek ‘s performance was stellar. The actor transformed into Freddie Mercury for the movie biopic. Malek has previously spoken about how he wore the teeth when filming Mr Robot to get used to them, and how he watched Mercury’s performances so he could capture his movements. There were days when I found myself laying on my back trying to just absorb as much air as possible. But at the same time, I was on a very specific diet. I don’t recommend it for anyone. Malek had to be in shape so he could perform as energetically as Mercury, but thin enough to look like him.
He has also received multiple other accolades, and is the first actor of Egyptian heritage to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He began his acting career performing plays in New York City theaters before returning to Los Angeles, where he found supporting roles in film and television, including the Fox sitcom The War at Home —, the HBO miniseries The Pacific , and the Night at the Museum film trilogy — He has done voicework for television and video games, as well as motion capture for the latter.