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In case you missed it, the long awaited Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ took home two awards at the 76th Annual Golden Globes. One for Best Actor awarded to Rami Malek for his stellar portrayal of singer Freddie Mercury, and the other for Best Motion Picture.
Both awards were very much to the delight of fans and those who helped make the film, let alone the members of Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) who have been at the helm of this passion project for almost 10 years now. As of right now, the film’s earnings currently stand at a whopping $743.1 million.
Though despite the film’s financial and critical success, the making of it encountered many hardships along the way. Last year, directors Bryan Singer was fired by 20th Century Fox just two weeks before principal photography was set to conclude. He was fired due to what was reported as on-set chaos, being frequent absences from shooting, and tensions between him and the cast and crew, particularly with Malek.
Shortly after his firing, Singer came out saying that his consistent absences were due to family issues also claiming that the tensions between him a Malek were blown way out of proportion. But Singer said nothing more after. That is until right after the aforementioned Golden Globes in which he, somewhat vaguely, expressed his gratitude in an Instagram post.
Singer wasn’t present at the Golden Globes nor was he even mentioned, though he is still credited as the director. Once he was fired, Dexter Fletcher, who just wrapped production on the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’, took over directing duties and finished out the two weeks left of principal photography.