In an interview with Howard Stern, Sacha Baron Cohen talks more about his split with the Freddie Mercury biopic.
Cohen spoke about how he wanted the biopic to be about Mercury’s debaucherous life involving sex and drugs and a whole load of other wild antics, however, the remaining members of Queen wanted to take it in a less interesting direction. “It’s less interesting of a movie," the actor explains. "But you got to remember -- and I understand that -- they are a band, they want to protect their legacy as a band. They want it to be about Queen.” (A rep for the band did not reply to a request for comment from Billboard.)