The critics aren’t sure what to make of Bohemian Rhapsody, and it remains to be seen how the Queen biopic performs at the box office. One thing is for certain: lead actor Rami Malek comes out the experience a winner and a grinner.
Malek, who portrays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the film, kept the fake teeth he wore on set to mimic the late singer’s overbite. And he’s had them cast in gold.
“It is the most ostentatious thing I have probably ever done, and, in the spirit of Freddie, being as outlandish as I could, I said, ‘What would be more him than casting these in gold,’” he tells The New Yorker. “As far as wrap gifts go, it seems like a pretty good one.”
The new flick, which follows the British rock quartet’s first 15 years and closely traces the life of its iconic frontman, has had mixed reviews, though critics are widely praising the efforts of Malek.
Bohemian Rhapsody is in theaters Nov. 2, and it’s accompanied by a career-spanning 22-song album featuring new versions of the rockers’ classic hits and five previously-unissued audio recordings from their legendary Live Aid performance.