With the current launch of the box-office-smashing Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, outdated and new followers alike have had the chance to see Freddie Mercury's vibrant character come alive on the large display screen.
Portrayed by Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody's Mercury is bigger than life at occasions. An typically flamboyant man with a commanding stage presence and aptitude for style, Mercury naturally had his sassy moments within the film, which didn't stray too removed from how he was in actual life.
To rejoice the rock and roll icon, Billboard takes a take a look at a few of Mr. Fahrenheit's sassiest moments, during which he proved that he was positively the Queen of all queens.
He Thinks of Himself as a 'Musical Prostitute'
Perhaps one in every of Mercury's most well-known solo interviews came about in Munich, Germany, in 1984 simply earlier than the discharge of Queen's The Works album. When requested, "How would you describe your self as an artist?" Mercury replies, "No, myself as an artist...I'm only a musical prostitute, pricey."
He Has a Very Specific Set of Hobbies
In a break after speaking concerning the bandmembers' solo ventures throughout The Works period, the interviewer requested Mercury if he has any hobbies. He cheekily replied, "I've none. I've a variety of intercourse. Try and get out of that one!"
He Jokes About Hitting Brian May When He Gets on His Nerves
In a 1984 interview with Lisa Robinson, Mercury talked about how troublesome it was at occasions to get together with fellow bandmate and guitarist Brian May. "Every time I'm in the identical similar room with Brian, inside 5 minutes we kind of begin [to fight]. I haven't hit him but ... however there's nonetheless time!" Mercury mentioned as he laughed at his personal joke.
He Calls Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious by the Wrong Name... On Purpose
While Queen recorded their sixth studio album, News of the World, at London's Wessex Studios, Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious appeared in the identical studio through the time Queen was there. Vicious known as into the room and mentioned, "Have you succeeded in bringing ballet to the lots but?" Unbothered by the weak insult, Mercury wasted no time arising with a quick-witted response. "I known as Sid Vicious and I known as him Simon Ferocious, or one thing, and he didn't prefer it in any respect. I mentioned, 'What are you gonna do about it?' He hated the truth that I may even converse like that," Mercury later recalled of the encounter.
He Refuses to Tie His Own Shoelaces
While Queen acquired prepared backstage earlier than a Houston, Texas, present in 1977, Mercury waited round to be introduced his personal footwear whereas May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are seen readying themselves. When the digicam cuts again to Mercury, a employees member is seen fixing his shoelaces in a knot as he relaxes within the chair ready for the employees member to complete. "Oh no, I by no means tie my very own shoelace, I imply by no means! It's simply not the factor completed in rock and roll, " Mercury defined.