Mr Porter‘s weekly style guide “The Journal” features “Bohemian Rhapsody” actor Rami Malek photographed by Matthew Kristall and styled by Julie Ragolia.
“The producers had me sing, and then afterwards they interviewed me in character, like, ‘So, Freddie, tell us a bit about this or that.’ And I’m like, oh, fuck! But I’d seen every interview by that stage, so I felt like I kinda knew this guy.”
“I had two weeks, after finishing the third season of Mr Robot, before stepping onto the Live Aid stage. And we shot the whole concert over seven days. Move for move. Identical.” His is an extraordinary performance, and Mr Malek is rightly proud of his work. “I’m thrilled with the whole movie,” he says. “That might be an asshole thing to say, but I worked harder on this than anything, and it could so easily have been a disaster.”
[Photo Credit: Matthew Kristall/Mr Porter]