In a new Interview with Classic Rock, Queen guitarist Brian May recalled how he & Roger Taylor fought to keep a key scene in the final cut of Bohemian Rhapsody, even though the real-life moment had been difficult for them.
He said: “It’s a wonderful piece of acting – and a lot of that wasn’t in the script. And when I watch it I feel that is so Freddie. He’d talk quietly, puff on his cigarette, not want to come out with the words. Eventually, he did it – in a very cut-and-dry manner. But you can see the angst inside.”
He further added:
“It nearly got cut from the movie – that’s a little secret – just because there’s always this pressure to make things shorter. But we fought for that scene to stay in because the realism of it is quite gut-wrenching. That was a difficult moment for us. It’s Freddie kinda leaving his family.”