The Bohemian Rhapsody co-stars and real-life couple paired up at the 2018 Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Rami, 37, and Lucy, 24, looked very much in love as they cozied up to one another. Lucy looked incredible wearing a red tiered dress by Rodarte. The dress was strapless and had a bodice-style complete with black embroidery. She completed the look with a pair of Roger Vivier shoes.
The movie is a chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. Rami plays the role of Freddie Mercury, and Lucy plays Mary Austin.
During the crazy press tour around the world, Rami has shared that he has had the fake teeth he wore to play Freddie plated in gold as a souvenir.
He said: ‘Well, I had the teeth cast in gold. It is the most ostentatious thing I have probably ever done, and, in the spirit of Freddie, being as outlandish as I could, I said, “What would be more him than casting these in gold?”‘
Even though most people love the movie and it is doing amazingly in the box office, there were some critics who said that the film ignored Freddie Mercury’s sexuality.
“Pushing Daisies” and “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller tweeted his frustration: “Anyone else mildly annoyed that the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ trailer features gay/bi superstar Freddie Mercury flirting with and twirling with a woman but no indication of his love of men?” Fuller tweeted.
But Lucy defended the director’s decision: “It’s when people want to have something to criticize that is kind of jarring, especially because it does and the one thing that we’re so proud of with this film is that I don’t feel it ever steps over the line into any kind of expose or intrusiveness,” she said. “I don’t know what people wanted to see in terms of… they always ask about the darkness of Freddie and such and it’s like, it’s a celebration and ode to [him].”
In fact, there’s a scene where the two characters address the singer’s sexuality quite explicitly. “Obviously that’s a creative interpretation because no one else was in the room so no one else knows what exactly was said,” she said. “It was a weird moment of trying to navigate the most beneficial way to portray it to give the most impact on the audience, but also what she would be comfortable about seeing now and what was true to the situation then. It’s a whole juggling act, it’s really terrifying.”
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