“It’s never going to be perfect”
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Malek said that they wanted to show everything they could in the biopic but were constrained by the “two hours” they had to tell the story.
Malek said: “In those two hours I know that those men want to celebrate Freddie’s life, and there was definitely a cognisant effort not to make this a hedonistic, salacious film.
“I think we all would have loved to show more of Freddie’s relationship with Jim [Hutton] toward the end of his life. That relationship was absolutely gorgeous, and if I had it my way, boy, would I love to tack on another hour to this film and fill in a few gaps.”
He added: “It’s never going to be perfect in fulfilling the story of a man who we could make countless documentaries about and countless miniseries about.”
Malek said that the film’s aim was to highlight “what stereotypes [Mercury] destroyed.” He continued: “He, and the band, they brought down every convention of what music should be and how human beings should act in public. He’s a revolutionary in that he just refused to be segregated or marginalised in any way.