For those you who’ve seen Bohemian Rhapsody, you’ve probably been wondering the same thing that a lot of people have been asking themselves. Which is “just how in the world did they capture that final Live Aid performance and make it look so flawless?” Well back In October on the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon Rami Malek, who plays Freddy Mercury sat down with Fallon and revealed that the iconic Live Aid performance was actually shot on the very first day of filming .
You’re not going to believe this, but one of the greatest rock performances in history, it’s considered maybe the greatest, for some reason our producers thought it would be a good idea to start with that on day one.
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Malek also had a theory. The reason why he was being made to film this big moment on the first day, was in case it went disastrously wrong. Had he stunk then the studio would’ve pulled the plug on the whole production, pack it up and go home and save themselves $60 million and we wouldn’t have got Bohemian Rhapsody in theaters. It was basically sink or swim for Malek and he swam his way all the way to this years Academy Awards where he took home the Oscar for best actor.
(Source: Metro Entertainment)