After winning an Emmy for playing a laconic cyber security hacker on Mr. Robot
, Rami Malek now has the challenge of portraying the flashy frontman for Queen, the late Freddie Mercury
. Malek dished to ET about how deep he's diving into the role.
"I will sing a little bit," Malek told ET's Kevin Frazier at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. "Why not?"
While Malek might not share Mercury's legendary four-octave range, his Mr. Robot co-star, Christian Slater, assured us that Malek will do more than hold his own.
"We share dressing rooms, and I put a cup up and I hear him singing in there," Slater explained. "It's going to blow everybody away."
This won't be the first time Malek sings on camera. The 35-year-old actor once belted out "Put on a Happy Face" on the canceled Fox sitcom, The War at Home.
"I'm stoked," Malek told ET. "I mean, one of the most iconic bands ever and just to be a part of that is huge."
Malek joined the long-in-development biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out due to "creative differences."
"Basically, they wanted to make a movie about the band and I wanted to make it a little more about Freddie," Cohen told ET in 2013.
Eight years in the making, the film, directed by Bryan Singer with music produced by surviving bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor, is expected to go into production early this year and will reportedly focus on Queen's formative years, which were never easy.
"I never want it easy," Mercury told ET in 1982. "I don't want anybody to make it easy for me, which I like, because I'm a survivor. I want to work hard for it."
Mercury died at age 45 in 1991 after coming down with bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.