Rami Malek shared an anecdote about Freddie Mercury's legendary live-aid performance when he hit the red carpet for the BAFTAs.

The actor, who was named Best Actor for his role as Queen Frontman in Bohemian Rhapsody, told how Bob Geldof called Mercury to get him to attend the event.

Speaking to presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O'Leary on the red carpet by Baftas, Rami Malek said that Geldof had told him what had been said the night before.

"I do not know if Bob Geldof will kill me for that, but I saw him last night and met him. He said to me, his name is Freddie and he told them, 'Freddie, I think there's an event that's been done especially for the Queen and especially for you & # 39 ;, the actor said.

And he goes, "This audience is made for Freddie," and Freddie said, "What do you mean, honey? And he said, "Well, it's the world," and Freddie says, "I understand what you mean. ""

Malek also called Mercury "the gift that always gives" and shared his love for London.

Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody

He said the live help for the film really combined the cast of Bohemian Rhapsody.

"We call it our own band now," he said. "At the beginning of the film with Live Aid it was a kind of baptism of fire, we galvanized ourselves as a group and that was it, I formed some of the best friends of my life out of it.

"And we shared that with Bryan May and Roger Taylor."

Malek also had good news for the fans.

"Honestly turning this was one of the best things I've ever done," he revealed. "I go from the Abbey Road Studios, the Air Studios, and see all over London and fall in love with it – to the point where I'm now looking for a place to live here!"

During his BAFTA speech, Malek also thanked Dexter Fletcher, who became director when director Bryan Singer was fired from the film.

"It is quite difficult to enter your world as an outsider," he said in his speech. "You British, you are doing so well. It is not lost to me how sacred your musical heritage is. Many thanks to Queen and to the biggest outsiders of them, that they were so imperturbable and unyielding and uncompromising in every way – thanks, Freddie Mercury. "

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