Actress Lucy Boynton thinks the key message behind the movie Bohemian Rhapsody is sexual freedom.
The 24-year-old plays the love of Freddie Mercurys life, Mary Austin, whom he came close to marrying and remained close to after he came out as gay.
The new movie partly explores their relationship, as well as delving into Freddies other sexual encounters.
Lucy has claimed that her characters relationship Freddie was indefinable and the movie shows the transition throughout their relationship.
Speaking to HeyUGuys, she said: I think thats the most beautiful thing about it and I keep using the word indefinable, but how indefinable it is and how modern I suppose their attitudes were towards their relationship.
I feel like were now in a headspace where everyone is trying to be somewhat open-minded and theyre finally waking up to the idea that sexuality doesnt define you and is also a very fluid thing as are humans.
She added that the movie carefully shows how their relationship developed after Mary learned the truth about his sexuality.
I think the way Freddie and Mary handled – I mean from a third-party perspective – the kind of transition throughout their relationship was because of a foundation. A very solid foundation of love and respect that allowed them to be so open and pragmatic but I think we could learn a lot from that, she said.
Meanwhile, Rami Malek – who gave an incredible performance as the iconic musician – previously admitted that he felt terrified playing Freddie in the film.
He confessed: Every part of me was terrified. But then, what are you going to do? Its an opportunity of a lifetime. I couldnt pass it up.
Despite the pressure, Rami was determined to ensure that his on-screen performance was as natural as possible.
The actor actually made a conscious decision not to imitate the Queen star, who died in 1991 from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.
He said: I was very cognisant of not wanting to imitate him or impersonate him at all.
I started to think about how everything he did was spontaneous, in the moment. He is someone who lived every moment as if it was his last, I feel.
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