Way back when the Queen biopic entered development, Sacha Baron Cohen was meant to play Freddie Mercury. The drummer behind the rock band, Roger Taylor, has since revealed why it didn't work out. 

Rami Malek would come to take on the role of Queen's frontman in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Speaking of the actor's performance, Brian May (Queen's guitarist and creative consultant on the film) couldn't have been happier.

He described Malek as "amazing" and "just an incredible guy, in every way."

"He got Freddie to a tee. I think it's wonderful, we couldn't have done better," he added.


Back when the biopic was in very early stages in 2010, the star of 'Borat' and 'Bruno' was meant to play the lead singer of the iconic rock band.

Creative differences were cited as his reason for leaving.

However, a new interview with Roger Taylor, another creative consultant on the film, would suggest otherwise.

"There was a lot of talk about Sacha and stuff [but] it was never really on, you know. I don't think he took it seriously enough, didn't take Freddie seriously enough. But I think, really, it's a long road, but we're at the end of it now," he told The AP.

We interviewed Rami Malek about 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' You can watch it below.

You can also read our four-star review for 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'