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?"
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.