Rami Malek’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Teeth Are Infamous, But Originally They Were So Big They Couldn’t Fit the Actor’s Face

Rami Malek’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Teeth Are Infamous, But Originally They Were So Big They Couldn’t Fit the Actor’s Face
Rami Malek may be the star of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but it’s ultimately his fake Freddie Mercury teeth that steal the show. The teeth are so prominent they become a significant plot point, as Brian May and Roger Taylor call out Freddie for not being able to be a frontman with his unique teeth. Malek worked with esteemed tooth-maker Chris Lyons on the now-infamous set of fake front teeth, and the artist recently spoke with The New York Times about the creation process.

“[They’re made of] dental acrylics, basically,” Lyons said. “If your nan had false teeth and she takes them out and puts them in the glass beside her bed, it’s similar material to that. But each tooth has been handmade in layers to get the colors and to fit Rami. Nothing’s stock.”

Before filming got started, Lyons made several different sizes of teeth for Malek to try on and feel out.
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