Current Queen frontman, America Idol alumnus Adam Lambert raved about actor Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which opens on November 2nd. Lambert explained why he wasn't picked to play Mercury in the movie, telling Entertainment Tonight, "I don't look like Freddie. I don't sound like Freddie. I sound like me. Rami looks amazing. He's a great actor. From what I understand, they used pieces of actual studio recording of Freddie and Marc Martel, who is an impersonator of Freddie Mercury, to do some of the other vocal stuff. So it's really about recreating Freddie. So no, it wouldn't have been me." He went on to say that Malek came and scouted out a few Queen shows to get a vibe for the music in the flesh: "(I've) met him a couple times now. He's great. He's really good in the film too, very sensitive portrayal."

Lambert spoke about what exactly makes Bohemian Rhapsody work on a musical and historical level, explaining, "What I love is the way that they show the music coming together with the band creating a song. I found that really exciting having now played with Brian (May) and Roger (Taylor) for the last few years. Watching that process be recreated, I thought was really brilliant."

Adam Lambert admitted that he stepped into pretty big shoes when he agreed to take the stage fronting Queen -- a band that had perhaps the most legendary and charismatic frontman with the late, great Freddie Mercury: "At first it was a little daunting, when we started our first incarnation of this. I was definitely. . . I was apprehensive. He’s a big idol for me, and I thought to myself, y’know, ‘I hope that the fans dig this,’ y’know? ‘Cause there was a possibility that they wouldn’t. And it felt really good, the reception was warm, the press reaction to it the first time was very warm. And it’s such a treat to get on stage and pay my respects and pay tribute to one of my favorite singers ever -- and to sing some of the greatest music ever written."