Rami Malek adds another trophy to his case for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the award-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Rami Malek was so excited to win the ‘Best Actor’ Oscar Sunday night for his portrayal of Queen’s Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody that he toppled off the stage immediately accepting the award. Apparently all the choreography training he had undergone to play Mercury has worn off. Malek quickly recovered and did not appear injured after the ceremony while giving interviews.
Malek thanked his family and his late father after kissing his costar and current girlfriend Lucy Boyton (who played Mary Austin in the biopic) while accepting the award.
“The one thing I can say about this, as an actor, there are so many of us who dream of one thing. Perhaps it’s not this, it’s just getting a job,” he said. “The fact that I have this is beyond any expectation that myself or my family could have ever had. I’ll just say that.”
“Thank you Queen. Thank you guys for allowing me to be the tiniest part of your phenomenal, extraordinary legacy. I am forever in your debt.”
Bohemian Rhapsody & Malek also won big at the Golden Globes, snatching awards for ‘Best Actor’ and “Best Film – Drama” The film has racked up over $900 million in the world box office since its debut in November.