Did you recognize the actor?
Update of December 27, 2021: Less than a month after its first unencrypted broadcast, Bohemian rhapsody is already back on M6, as part of a special Freddie Mercury evening. The opportunity to come back to a great idea of casting: hire Mike Myers to play a record company boss.
News of November 7, 2018: The rumor was in September 2017, and it was founded: 26 years after proclaiming his love for Queen in Wayne’s World, Mike myers play well in Bohemian rhapsody. The time of a scene “meta” where his character refers to his cult comedy!
Did you recognize him? The 55-year-old comedian is particularly made up to play Ray Foster, the boss of the record company EMI, who does not believe at all in Bohemian Rhapsody. “No one will play the Queen! No one will shake their head in the car while listening to this song!”, he exclaims in the middle of the stage. An obvious nod to the scene of Wayne’s World, where he “headbang” with his friends screaming “galileo” :
Wayne’s World: How Mike Myers Saved the “Bohemian Rhapsody” Scene
Clarification that Ray Foster is a fictional character: he is loosely based on Roy Featherstone, who was at the head of the record company at the time of the song’s release. Indeed, he did not believe in this title. On the other hand, he was a fan of Queen, unlike the character in the film. For more information, our subject “let’s disentangle the true from the false in Bohemian Rhapsody” is here.
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