Its been well documented that up until his firing from Bohemian Rhapsody, Bryan singer had a tumultuous relationship with the rest of the cast and crew.
Rami Malek recently spoke to Metro.co.uk about his fractious relationship with the director, revealing it came to a point that he was so absent from set he needed replacing.
But now its been claimed that the relationship between them broke down so much, Bryan Singer once threw electrical equipment during a row with the actor.
A source told The Hollywood Reporter that he was up to his old tricks with his onset behaviour, and that an argument between him and Rami – who was described as one of the nicest actors in the business – led to Fox executives being sent to London to try and keep the peace.
It was also claimed that Tom Hollander, who plays Queen manager Jim Beach, quit the film at one point because of Singers behavior.
The source said: From the beginning, he was up to his old tricks. He would shoot, hed be exhausted, [cinematographer] Tom Sigel would shoot.
The publication reported that: Tensions escalated into an on-set altercation between Singer and his star (by all accounts, one of the nicest actors in the business).
With reports of a piece of electrical equipment thrown by Singer (though not at anyone), a complaint — apparently from Malek — prompted Fox to dispatch several execs to London.
Bryan later insisted that the disagreement was just a normal row on a film set.
He told THR in a statement: Any discussion about fights between myself and Rami Malek are simply an exaggeration of a few creative differences that were quickly resolved. This is normal on a film set. And I think the work speaks for itself.
Despite producers flying in to mediate, they decided to keep Singer on as the movie was two-thirds of the way through.
Eventually though, the director was given the boot for long absences from set, particularly when he reportedly failed to return from a Thanksgiving break.
The source said: He said he was exhausted and something got thrown in that his mom was not well.
Production was shut down on 1 December and Bryan was fired shortly after, replaced by Dexter Fletcher.
Bryan said: I put over a year and a half of my life and passion into the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
Im also extremely proud of the finished product. There was a period at the end where I asked the studio to allow me to go home to deal with a parent who was sick. This was also affecting my own health.
I felt we could finish up the few remaining days in January. The studio did not.
Reps for Singer have been contacted for comment.
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