University of Evansville Grad Plays Freddie Mercury in Biopic
Although he was raised in LA, the Mr. Robot star and 2016 Emmy Awards Best Dramatic Actor, Rami Malek, has Evansville connections! He is an alumni of the University of Evansville. And NOW, he is playing Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, in the upcoming movie, Bohemian Rhapsody. Get a look of him as the rock legend. It's an amazing transformation!
#RamiMalek is #FreddieMercury in this exclusive first look at 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'👌🏻The Bryan Singer-directed film (out Dec. 25, 2018) chronicles #Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS. Click the link in our bio for more. 📷: Nick Delaney/Fox
Rami looks amazing as Freddie Mercury!! This actor is a truly amazing talent and we are so proud to claim Rami as one of our own! The movie is set to be released on November 2, 2018!! Get more info here!
When asked WHY he chose the University of Evansville to attend school, by Ben Travers, an indiewire.com blogger, Rami had this to say ......
I really wanted to get out of Los Angeles. It’s all I kind of ever knew. I loved it, but I had a love-hate relationship with it at times.Understandable.I just wanted to get the best education, I thought, from a theater standpoint. I went to Chicago, I went to New York and as much as I loved those cities — I really do — I wanted the best program. I went to a play there; I saw “The Merchant of Venice.” They’re doing Shakespeare in Southern Indiana, in this tiny school, and they were killing it. So as much as I didn’t want to go to Southern Indiana, forgive me, I ended up having a blast and met some incredible friends, got a great education. I’m so happy that I did.