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EntertainmentRami Malek Says He Was 'Not Aware of' Bryan Singer Allegations Before Making Bohemian Rhapsody

14:30  23 january  2019
14:30  23 january  2019 Source:   people.com

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Rami Malek Says He Was ' Not Aware of ' Bryan Singer Allegations Before Making Bohemian Rhapsody . The actor explained to the Los Angeles Times that he Of his time working with Singer , 53, who was repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct, Malek said , “I didn’t know much about Bryan .

Malek said Singer ’s firing from “ Bohemian Rhapsody ” should help ease people into not associating the film directly with him , despite his directing credit. Singer was fired a few weeks before the end of production for disruptive behavior, which included disappearing from the set for long periods of time.

Rami Malek Says He Was 'Not Aware of' Bryan Singer Allegations Before Making Bohemian Rhapsody© Steve Granitz/WireImage; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Rami Malek Says He Was 'Not Aware of' Bryan Singer Allegations Before Making Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek put all of his focus into portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury — so much so that he wasn’t aware of the allegations surrounding the film’s director Bryan Singer.

On Tuesday, shortly after learning he earned an Oscar nomination for best actor in Bohemian Rhapsody, Malek, 37, explained where his mindset was in the early stages of filming the blockbuster biopic.

“As far as I knew, I was considered before Bryan was even attached,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “So I had my head down preparing for this for about a year ahead of time, and I never really looked up.”

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Rami Malek says he was not aware of the sexual assault allegations against Bryan Singer before signing on to make Bohemian Rhapsody . Malek told The Los Angeles Times that he did not know that the director had a backlog od MeToo accusations to his name.

Rami Malek has said that he wasn’t aware of the allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding Bohemian Rhapsody ‘s initial director Bryan Singer before filming began on the Queen biopic. Singer was fired from his director post by Fox in December 2017 after he failed to return to set following the

Of his time working with Singer, 53, who was repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct, Malek said, “I didn’t know much about Bryan. I think that the allegations and things were, believe it or not, honestly something I was not aware of, and that is what it is.”

Rami Malek Says He Was 'Not Aware of' Bryan Singer Allegations Before Making Bohemian Rhapsody© Alex Bailey/Fox Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury | Alex Bailey/Fox

“Who knows what happens with that … but I think somehow we found a way to persevere through everything that was thrown our way,” he continued. “Perhaps that was Freddie himself doing it because we wanted to make a product that was worthy of him. Who knows? I’m just proud that this cast and crew collectively raised their game and we depended on one another.”

“It was a testament to everyone’s spirit and courage and skill. And one thing I will say about everyone — almost everyone — we never gave up,” the actor added.

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Singer was fired the film and replaced by Dexter Fletcher for allegedly being “unexpectedly unavailable” for several days on set.

The director has had multiple accusations of sexual misconduct levied against him.

In 2014, aspiring model and actor Michael Egan filed a civil suit against the director, claiming he forced him into sex during parties in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s.

The director’s attorney, Martin Singer, called the lawsuit “absurd and defamatory.”

Rami Malek Says He Was 'Not Aware of' Bryan Singer Allegations Before Making Bohemian Rhapsody© Kevin Winter/Getty Images Bryan Singer | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Singer also submitted evidence he claimed proved he was not in Hawaii at the time of the alleged assault. Egan later parted ways with his attorney after declining to enter into a settlement. He ultimately dropped the lawsuit, saying he could not find a new lawyer to represent him.

In 2015, Egan was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to committing securities and wire fraud, according to Variety.

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Rami Malek says he was unaware of the allegations of sexual misconduct against director Bryan Singer before making “ Bohemian Rhapsody ,” from which Singer “I didn’t know much about Bryan . I think that the allegations and things were , believe it or not, honestly something I was not aware of

If he did, doesn't mean he used it or googled Bryan Singer . He was probably doing that actor immersion thing. It's okay to be happy for BH's awards success. A lot of people worked on the film, and they all deserve credit for their efforts.

Later in 2014, a second accuser filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against Singer. When he was 17, the man claimed in the lawsuit, Singer fondled him and tried to force him to have sex. Singer denied the allegations.

The director responded to a report that Esquire would be publishing an exposé on him last year, writing, “In today’s climate where people’s careers are being harmed by mere accusations, what Esquire is attempting to do is a reckless disregard for the truth, making assumptions that are fictional and irresponsible.”

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On Tuesday, Bohemian Rhapsody netted five total Oscar nominations, including best picture, days after it crossed an astounding $800 million at the worldwide box office.

The film, which has become the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, tells the story of Queen lead singer Mercury, played by Malek, and the band’s rise to fame.

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At the 2019 Golden Globes, the film won the award for best motion picture, drama, and Malek also took home best actor in a drama.

Malek later explained his decision to leave Singer out of his acceptance speech following the awards.

“There’s only one thing we needed to do and that was to celebrate Freddie Mercury in this film,” he said backstage. “He is a marvel. There is only one Freddie Mercury and nothing would compromise us giving him the love, celebration and adulation he deserves.”

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