Queen's Adam Lambert explains why he didn't play Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

Must See 08/03/2019

Adam Lambert has performed with Queen as the lead singer since 2011, but was he ever up for the role of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody?

He personally doesn't think he would have been the right choice.

"I don’t look like Freddie. I don’t sound like Freddie. I sound like me," he told Entertainment Tonight.

The former 'American Idol' contestant, who made a cameo in the movie, also praised Rami Malek’s Oscar-winning portrayal of the legendary singer.

"Rami looks amazing. He’s a great actor. From what I understand, they used pieces of the actual studio recording of Freddie and Marc Martel, who is an impersonator of Freddie Mercury, to do some of the other vocal stuff. So it’s really about recreating Freddie. So no, it wouldn’t have been me."

Adam joined Brian May and Roger Taylor for a performance of some Queen classics at the Oscars in late February, which you can watch below. 

Lambert will also be the focus of a new Queen documentary titled 'The Show Must Go On', detailing the band's legacy after the death of Freddie, due out in April this year.