Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek has opened up about working with the film’s original director, Bryan Singer.
Singer has been accused of sexual misconduct by four men. In 2017 Cesar Sanchez-Guzman accused Singer of raping him when he was only 17 years old.
He was the original director of the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, but was discharged from duty two weeks before the end of shooting the film.
When asked about the allegations against Singer, Malek who plays Queen front man Freddie Mercury, he said it might have been Mercury’s ghost who stopped him from knowing about them.
But now Malek has opened up more about working with Singer.
‘I’ve sat here and talked about how everyone deserves a voice and anyone who wants to talk about what happened with Bryan deserves to have their voice heard,’ Malek said during a talk at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
‘In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And that’s about what I can say about it at this point.’
My heart goes out to anyone who’s been through this
Malek won the Golden Globe for best actor for his portrayal of Mercury. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival also honored him for the role.
The actor said his heart went out to anyone who Singer allegedly sexually assaulted.
‘My heart goes out to anyone who has to live through anything like what I’ve heard and what is out there,’ Malek said.
‘It’s awful, it’s remarkable that this happens, I can appreciate so much what they’ve been through and how difficult this must be for them. In the light of the #MeToo era that this somehow seems to exist after that, it’s a horrible thing.’
Malek argued that all people should be able to come forward with their stories of assault.
‘For anyone who is seeking any solace in all of this, Bryan Singer was fired. Bryan Singer was fired, I don’t think that was something anyone saw coming but I think that had to happen and it did,’ he said.