Rami Malek Filmed One of Queen's Most Iconic Performances on the First Day of Bohemian Rhapsody

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Playing a rock legend was never going to be easy, and Rami Malek was definitely thrown in at the deep end when he began filming the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. His first day on set as the Queen front man involved filming one of the most iconic moments in music history: the 1985 Live Aid concert. Making an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Malek described the "baptism of fire" that came with beginning the shoot with such a huge challenge. He also praised the work of the makeup team and costume designer for their incredible work transforming him into Mercury, as well as explaining how a set of false teeth really helped him get into character. See him talk more about the role in the video above, then find out more about the surprising relationship at the heart of the film.