Rami Malek Says He Didn't Know Of Bryan Singer Allegations
Rami Malek has responded to the news of sexual misconduct claims against Bryan Singer, who directed the actor in the Queen biopic **Bohemian Rhapsody**.
Malek, who stars as Freddie Mercury in the film, spoke to the LA Times after receiving an Oscar nomination for the role on Tuesday.
The interviewer mentioned that Singer has long been accused of abusing teenage boys and creating toxic work environments on set.
Malek said he “didn’t know much” about Singer or the claims before signing on to the project.
“As far as I knew, I was considered before Bryan was even attached.
So I had my head down preparing for this for about a year ahead of time, and I never really looked up.”
“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."
Singer was fired and replaced by Dexter Fletcher as director midway through production, but Singer received sole directorial credit on the film.
“I’m just proud that this cast and crew collectively raised their game and we depended on one another."