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Rami Malek Thinks 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Should Have Been An Hour Longer

November 30, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek said he’d love the movie to have been an hour longer, so it could have explored more of Queen icon Freddie Mercury’s character.

But with the time limit of two hours, he believed Brian May, Roger Taylor and the production team had decided to focus on illustrating how Mercury and the band destroyed stereotypes.

Asked if May and Taylor had tried to leave any aspect of the story out, Malek told The Hollywood Reporter, “I never got that impression. I will say this: They would love to deliver the entire Freddie Mercury story, but we have two hours. And in those two hours, I know that those men want to celebrate Freddie's life, and there was definitely a cognizant effort not to make this a hedonistic, salacious film.”

He added that "I think we all would have loved to show more of Freddie's relationship with Jim [Hutton] toward the end of his life. That relationship is absolutely gorgeous, and if I had it my way, boy, would I love to tack on another hour to this film and fill in a few gaps. It's never going to be perfect in fulfilling the story of a man who we could make countless documentaries about and countless miniseries about.”