Sacha Baron Cohen On What Happened With The Freddie Mercury Biopic

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    For several years there have been reports of a Sacha Baron Cohen-led biopic about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Unfortunately, the film was not to be. Check out more of the details here: bit.ly/1YsOLNu
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TheAdventuresofLucah
TheAdventuresofLucah

Borat

Vor 8 Tage
Ring Neck
Ring Neck

He has a British accent?

Vor 9 Tage
Kashef Bhatti
Kashef Bhatti

The fact queen didn't go from strength to stronger when Freddie died needed Brian May very subtly reminding or maybe yet to come

Vor 10 Tage
mustafa kurkcu
mustafa kurkcu

Tbh i didnt know the band members their names untill i just heard it on youtube when searching this shit up ;-; except Freddy ofcourse..

Vor 14 Tage
James Andrew Rigg
James Andrew Rigg

Best man won the part of playing freddie mercury Cohen would of made it a farce

Vor 14 Tage
Mr. E
Mr. E

I feel Malek was too exaggerated as Freddy. People are praising his acting, but he exaggerated it almost where it would appear like mocking in any other scenario (Saturday Night Live for example).

Vor 15 Tage
Patton Diorama
Patton Diorama

I liked the movie but will only watch it once, maybe twice. I think they should have put the ACTUAL footage of the Live Aid show in the movie. It would have made it more emotional and triumphant for me.

Vor 16 Tage
Usama Nasher
Usama Nasher

I'm kind of thankful he wasn't picked for the role to be honest

Vor 19 Tage
Ian Cole
Ian Cole

I hope he gets this made one day, sounds really interesting

Vor 23 Tage
Mag Prime
Mag Prime

Jesus I’m literally about to watch pulp fiction tomorrow and he basically mildly spoiled it :(

Vor 23 Tage
Marla Singer
Marla Singer

H.O.T

Vor 23 Tage
The Big Time Channel
The Big Time Channel

That laugh at the end 😂😂😂

Vor 23 Tage
Robert Henry
Robert Henry

And after Freddie died, we did a song with 5ive.

Vor 24 Tage
claudia mastro
claudia mastro

Whoah he is handsome

Vor 27 Tage
xxx s
xxx s

Queen was over the day Freddie died

Vor Monat
Prakas Rijal
Prakas Rijal

would have loved to see sascha's version.

Vor Monat
hat &hoodieguy
hat &hoodieguy

holy yah SBC is a ringer for frddy M

Vor Monat
Nx Doyle
Nx Doyle

I like Queen's music but honestly, I don't need to see it all recreated. If it is truly about the music, as musicians insist it is, then let it be about the fucking music.

Vor Monat
The Epic Question
The Epic Question

Sacha can actually sing unlike Rami Malek. That said Rami did a good job.

Vor Monat
Chris Ayers
Chris Ayers

Wow he would have been perfect

Vor Monat
Chris Ayers
Chris Ayers

Respek'. How do you say?? Kum on er bech

Vor Monat
Trevor Haley
Trevor Haley

I’m really glad rami got the part of playing Freddy but Im disappointed that we’ll probably never see this version instead. However, I got to admit rami’s version was pretty fun to watch.

Vor Monat
Rogue Wolf Creations
Rogue Wolf Creations

it could've been interesting to see that side of fredie also

Vor Monat
Tom
Tom

Sacha would have made it a better movie. The way it was finally released was so tame. Plus some of the facts they changed were hilarious. I just imagined millions of Queen fans watching it and simultaneously going “Urrr what??”

Vor Monat
pizza
pizza

Congrats to Malek, but I really wanted to see Sacha’s take on Freddie

Vor Monat
GER MX
GER MX

Honestly he looks more like Freddie than Rami

Vor Monat
Aleksander Olsen
Aleksander Olsen

I definitely agree with Sacha they should have shown the wild side of it all. You could tell Freddy was put in restraints during the entire movie and that's my only flaw with it. But thank god Brian May never got his wish with ending Freddy that early, that would definitely have ruined the movie without a question. Would have turned out exactly how Straight outta Compton ended if Brian May got his wish. Where the remaining group who's still alive end up getting most of the spotlight and they come off ten times better then what actually happened.

Vor Monat
savvageorge
savvageorge

Sacha made a wise move exiting from this film. Just watched it and the only good parts are the singing and Live Aid concert. The story-line is complete garbage and the characters have no depth. Brian May should stick to astrophysics and playing the guitar. God knows how it managed to win anything at the Oscars. Ali G Indahouse is more deserving of an Oscar in my opinion.

Vor Monat
fitness next tv
fitness next tv

1:52 that laugh kills me everytime.

Vor Monat
Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson

He would have done a fine job but the right man got the part

Vor Monat
Diana Sierra
Diana Sierra

This would have been epic it would have made a ton of money don’t know what they were thinking

Vor Monat
Podsol People
Podsol People

Wow, this movie would have been completely different

Vor Monat
fitness next tv
fitness next tv

If anyone wants to learn about freddie's personal life, they can a watch a documentry called "who wants live forever." It gives a great inner look of freddie's life after the live aid and his last days.

Vor Monat
Jotaro's Waifu
Jotaro's Waifu

Well we can't argue anymore since Rami already won the Oscar as Best Actor :)

Vor Monat
No Name
No Name

Would have been perfect as Freddie

Vor Monat
MMB 1215
MMB 1215

Howard already has a movie. 😂 And it’s epic.

Vor Monat
In-N-Out
In-N-Out

"Hollywoodland" is the only film that I know of where the main character dies in the middle of the movie, but I'm sure that there's many, many others.

Vor Monat
T I
T I

I knew it! May and Taylor wanted to protect their brand and promote sales. Boring. They've grown too old and conservative to produce anything, not to mention movies. No Freddie's wild parties etc. young artists' life.

Vor Monat
sara siv
sara siv

Freddie was a musical genius and that is a known fact, his love life was a topic of gossip and should not be the focus. I am glad that Rami Malek was chosen and how the movie turned out.

Vor Monat
spy reviews
spy reviews

Today remi malick won oscar for the same role

Vor Monat
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford

Well Sacha did already have a leotard to use.

Vor Monat
Manchester Is Blue
Manchester Is Blue

we needed this version, great that Sacha stayed true

Vor Monat
Jeremy Rios
Jeremy Rios

The way they handled Bohemian Rhapsody was fine and didnt need to get into the crazy lifestyle of Mercury, it still showed clips of him having that extravagant crazy lifestyle without the raunchyness.. Cohens version would have been too focused on the crazy parties, gayness and drug aspect of Mercury's life instead of showing more of him in the studio making his music with the band etc. That being said , I wouldn't mind seeing a version about Freddy's crazy lifestyle because he is an interesting person.

Vor 2 Monate
Lorraine Ming
Lorraine Ming

Guy was willing to put earnings over the legacy of Freddy. Dude’s utterly bottom line oriented

Vor 2 Monate
Mmala Mokone
Mmala Mokone

Rami gave us a beautiful PG13 tribute please SBC, we want to see your version.

Vor 2 Monate
Must have Coca-Cola
Must have Coca-Cola

Sacha is too tall, love him as a comedy actor, of course. Movie is AWESOME. Rami was perfect, as evidenced by the many accolades he has earned. Oscar is calling, darling!! #BohemianRhapsody Side note: it's long overdue for Freddie Mercury to be celebrated in the most positive way possible, regardless of the timeline constraints or changes. Unfortunately, Sacha Baron Cohen carries the same stigmatism as Queen_Mercury in particular_of not being appreciated for his amazing positivity throughout his career. Best wishes to all involved, and prayers up to the heavens For Mister Mercury. Side note #2: I am very curious to see Sacha Baron Cohen's audition tape, aren't you???

Vor 2 Monate
Medd0ws
Medd0ws

Is Bohemian Rhapsody sanitized? Definitely. People in the story are still alive, some things are best not broached. Are commercial interests at play? Duh. People need to be paid and money needs to be made. No one makes a movie to lose money. But if you think it was PURELY commercial, you're damn well mistaken. Brian & Roger set out to make a movie that would do justice to Freddie's legacy. They're already loaded enough as it is and I doubt that money is a prime concern. Perhaps a more accurate depiction of Freddie's story will be told, some day. So what if this isn't it? The movie has brought Queen's music to a generation of people born decades after Freddie's death, so I'd say they kind of succeeded there.

Vor 2 Monate
Medd0ws
Medd0ws

I'm sorry but, Borat as Freddie? Nah ah. I think now that the movie's out we can all agree that Brian & Roger chose right (-:

Vor 2 Monate
Jaycee Flow
Jaycee Flow

I would've liked to see his version. Especially considering that if Rami Malek didn't carry Bohemian Rhapsody, it would have been hot garbage.

Vor 2 Monate
Khal Drogo
Khal Drogo

It would of been a interesting take to see his crazy wild side we've all heard about but I fear it would be to slapstick with sacha baron Cohen therefore I'm extremely happy with how the movie turned out the casting of everyone was brilliant and rami malek was superb

Vor 2 Monate
Lucas Garcia
Lucas Garcia

So, the problem was that Queen wanted to make a movie where Freddie dies in the middle...SBC didn't want that and so he left the project...but then Queen made the movie when actually Freddie didn't die in the middle...so SBC was right. Talking about the movie, I think they cut the film to early, there were 7 more years of Queen to tell and 3 records that weren't mentioned at all (kind of magic, the miracle, innuendo). About Ramy he was ok, I think a bit overacted, but ok

Vor 2 Monate
Sarah
Sarah

I have to agree. I had to convince myself that they left the movie on a high. But then it felt like there needed to be a bohemian Rhapsody 2 which obviously wouldn’t work for a biopic. I enjoyed the film though.

Vor Monat
Natalie Zayas-Bazan
Natalie Zayas-Bazan

The ironic part is the movie was a critical Toss up BECAUSE a lot of people felt it was too toned down and not enough drama. I feel like I’m one of the only people Who came out of it going ‘ok, I don’t get the big deal?’ And when my best friend saw it, she said the same thing, so I think originally they had the right idea. The movie was definitely lacking emotion.

Vor 2 Monate
Drazen Graves
Drazen Graves

I like Bohemian Rhapsody movie and Rami but Sacha looks more like Freddie

Vor 2 Monate
Bolton Movie Makers
Bolton Movie Makers

Great story ... but wtf, with this interview editing !???

Vor 2 Monate
Benjamin Lundbäck
Benjamin Lundbäck

Freddie had a great sense of humor, he wouldn't mind Sacha making a movie that plays out how Sacha wants it to play out. That's what I think

Vor 2 Monate
Benjamin Lundbäck
Benjamin Lundbäck

Sacha is a better actor than Rami. And I have no doubt about that Sacha would have done an amazing job as Freddie. Sacha resembles Freddie more also. But Rami did great.

Vor 2 Monate
UrbanAquarius
UrbanAquarius

Well they agreed with Sacha and decided to keep Freddie alive throughout the film. I would have loved to have seen Sacha play Freddie.

Vor 2 Monate
Cristian
Cristian

sasha would've been perfect for this. i do agree with sasha to a certain extent. the movie seemed G rated as eff and there were parts that seemed odd because of it. rami did a great job, not slamming that at all. but sasha would've been better. One of my biggest problems with Rami was his size. Freddie wasnt super tall but was a much more physically imposing person than Rami was, i thought that was part of his presence.

Vor 2 Monate
Melody Belfiore
Melody Belfiore

I'm glad they went the other way with Rami!!!

Vor 2 Monate
James Gregory
James Gregory

It’s like a Nirvana biopic where Kurt Cobain dies in the middle and the rest of the film is about how Dave Grohl forms Foo Fighters! ...actually that’s not a bad idea.

Vor 2 Monate
Bruce Grossman
Bruce Grossman

Malek did an incredible job, but Sasha resembles him more.

Vor 2 Monate
Nina
Nina

Rami Malek's has the soft eyes that Freddie had, this guy does not have the essence of Freddie. Glad his version did not work out.

Vor 2 Monate
Rogue2808
Rogue2808

Whilst there is interest in the wild side - it also didn't define Freddie Mercury. It is sad that every biopic ends up focusing on him dying and being gay.

Vor 2 Monate
Chris
Chris

Sacha version would of been twice as good as the film they have released now

Vor 2 Monate
Magnum Muscle
Magnum Muscle

Malek really captured the essence of Freddie Mercury. A picture focusing on the debauchery (a' la The Wolf of Wallstreet) would have been salacious yet ultimately boring, and would have missed the point. I don't think anyone else would have nailed the recreation of the Live Aid show like Malek did.

Vor 2 Monate
godaninja
godaninja

Yeah I heard a rumor he was never attached to the movie

Vor 2 Monate
Yesenia Burgos
Yesenia Burgos

I Wonder who is lying cause i heard Queen wasn't into destroying Freddie's image .The way Sacha Wanted to portray him. He Wanted to play the Cocaine infused sex crazy guy, not the sweet guy we got to see.

Vor 2 Monate
Changsoo Hahm
Changsoo Hahm

Rami doesnt look, talk or act like freddie at all...

Vor 2 Monate
AbsoluteXXIV
AbsoluteXXIV

Sasha would look uncanny as Freddie. He's got almost the same identical bone structure, just get a pic of him from Borat & he looks crazy identical..

Vor 2 Monate
YT Subscrib
YT Subscrib

Freddie would have probably loved Sacha Baron Cohens version.

Vor 2 Monate
OCT POD
OCT POD

I wonder what Sacha is thinking right now lmao

Vor 2 Monate
Roberto Ruggio
Roberto Ruggio

This is the version that Freddie and we deserved.

Vor 2 Monate
F. Kusuma
F. Kusuma

Whats funny is all the cast of Bohemian and Queen AND Sacha were at the Globes together. Wonder if they saw each other....

Vor 2 Monate
ayf1983
ayf1983

It wouldn't have worked, because Queen would not have allowed any of their songs to be used in Cohen's version. So what you'd have is a Freddy only story about raunchy parties and stuff with no concert scenes or music. Who'd want to see that ? It'd be like that Hendrix movie with Andre 3000 where they weren't allowed to use any Hendrix songs.

Vor 3 Monate
Fulya Wolken - Life beyond the Apex with FULYA
Fulya Wolken - Life beyond the Apex with FULYA

Thank God this arrogant was not cast.. Rami is so much more confident and respectful.

Vor 3 Monate
AVERGA GN
AVERGA GN

Only sacha could have played freddie. Rami malek could have played mick jagger.

Vor 3 Monate
Toby Richmond
Toby Richmond

Looks more like Freddie than Malek does. Just too tall though.

Vor 3 Monate
Like A Sambu D
Like A Sambu D

Would still like to see the debauchery movie. Doing cocaine off midget heads sounds amazing

Vor 3 Monate
Joey Wildman
Joey Wildman

I mean straight outta compton didn't have easy e die of aids then continue for another hour which they could of done because they was still lots of story to tell. They ended the movie at the right moment. The tupac movie ends after pac dies, the runaways movie ends after the band splits I'm sure there's other biopics that are the same

Vor 3 Monate
Justsaying something
Justsaying something

Hi! I'm Sara, 28 years old and I don't like this. And here comes the why: First off I'm happy that they found Rami Malek instead. He showed everyone who Freddie was: A loving human being who just wanted to share his amazing gift to world, who wanted everyone to never be ashamed of who they are. Since this whole thing with Sascha and Queen everyone seems to be focused on the rumors around Freddie and his life. Did he do drugs? most likely, but do you honestly think the rest of the band didn't? Not even once? Do you think Freddie was the "bad guy" in the group, that he was the only one that made so called mistakes? Doubt it. There were four people in queen, you don't think they had crazy nights too? And sure I don't know and quite frankly my dear I couldn't give a damn. If you look into Freddies eyes you are gonna see so much heart and kindness, if you hear Roger and Brian talk about their bestfriend and brother, you are gonna hear wonderful stories of who Freddie really was. It makes me angry to read stories by people who have heard one thing after another "Freddie did this and Freddie did that" and so on. YOU DON'T FUCKING KNOW CAUSE MOST LIKELY YOU WEREN'T THERE SO STOP IT! If Freddie were alive today I'm sure he would have "clean his act up" (a little bit) and maybe owned a few more cats ;) I love the movie and I believe in my heart that Rami (and the rest of the cast members and crew) truly did a great job of telling the story of Queen and their legendary band member Freddie Mercury. I also think we all have a little bit of Freddie in all of us and we should all stop pretending and be whoever we are, be our true and authentic self. That is what Freddie was all about and that is what the movie celebrates! We live in a world thats becoming more and more accepting (we have a long way to go, but we are getting there), if there is ever a time to be you, its now! So Thank you Freddie Mercury for teaching me love, acceptence and being my one and true self

Vor 3 Monate
Alexandra R.
Alexandra R.

Rami Malek just won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury!

Vor 3 Monate
Kenny Albert
Kenny Albert

Saw the Bohemian Rhapsody movie and it’s honestly okay. There was definitely a lot of needy greedy to be added. People didn’t watch the movie for Queen, they watched it for Freddie.

Vor 3 Monate
Edith Noriega
Edith Noriega

Sorry but he would have ruined it...

Vor 3 Monate
Petra Petra
Petra Petra

"Member of the band, i won't say who.."Brian May" lol My exactly thoughts :D I like Brian, but he really has a pity side too.

Vor 3 Monate
Kevin Hillary
Kevin Hillary

I’m looking at Sacha rn and it’s very easy to imagine that mustache on him and throwing his arms up on stage. He would’ve been great. Not complaining tho, film was incredible and Rami nailed it. But I was hoping for more of a Wolf of Wall Street kind of craziness when it got into his parties

Vor 3 Monate
Tilly Sanders
Tilly Sanders

As much as I admire Remi Malek I would love to have seen Sacha's movie more ..

Vor 3 Monate
F A
F A

And now both Bohemian Rhapsody AND Rami Malik win Golden Globes.

Vor 3 Monate
ICT
ICT

Rami won the golden gobe and he proved that he was the man for the role. On the contrary with Sacha, Rami respected Freddie, Queen legacy and himself.

Vor 3 Monate
Nobody Unknown
Nobody Unknown

LOL Rami just won Best Actor and the movie won Best Picture at the Golden Globes.

Vor 3 Monate
Son of Bukowski
Son of Bukowski

of course they made a water-downed version, we're living in the ultimate water-downed culture

Vor 3 Monate
EthIN
EthIN

Rami looks very tiny TBH. Sacha was perfect

Vor 3 Monate
rene tobar
rene tobar

I saw bohemian rhapsody and yes it was a good movie, and yes the lead actor was great, but I think sacha could’ve added other elements to the movie to make it even better.

Vor 3 Monate
Aashish Khakha
Aashish Khakha

Sacha would have been a great Freddie. It's such a shame.

Vor 3 Monate
leah fox
leah fox

Freddie Mercury died of AIDS. Sacha probably wanted to actually show who he really was, and they didn’t want that. Mind you, Freddie also didn’t care with how risqué his lifestyle was, and when confronted about the AIDS epidemic, he said he wasn’t stopping. Sorry but that’s just the accurate truth of it.

Vor 3 Monate
birdhovno
birdhovno

Freddie would be pleased if Baron Cohen would play him. You know, it would be wild, sex, weird...thats how Freddie like it. He had sense of humour, he d take it

Vor 4 Monate
RabuHina
RabuHina

Just saw Bohemian Rhapsody and it is a very well made movie and I'm glad Freddie's life wasn't the subject of the movie.

Vor 4 Monate
Holly P
Holly P

fuck him, RAMI IS FUCKING PERFECT FOR THE JOB

Vor 4 Monate
IrishLass 77
IrishLass 77

Cohen is a comedian and telling the story about Freddie is NOT a joke. They made the best decision. No regrets.

Vor 4 Monate
Sven
Sven

1:42 that snort

Vor 4 Monate
urgstheword
urgstheword

Rami was perfect, Sasha’s way too tall for the role anyway 🤷🏽‍♀️

Vor 4 Monate

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