“We ended up watching it [together] in Roger Taylor’s flat, in London,” Malek says. “One of the craziest, most surreal moments of my life, was standing next to them and basically trying to gauge their reaction in real time. Something no human should be subject to.”
Malek, best-known for his Emmy-winning role on “Mr. Robot,” has spent most of his free time in serious roles in indie films such as “Short Term 12” and “Buster’s Mal Heart.” Playing Mercury in a movie that comes awfully close to a musical was completely out of his comfort zone.