I told you, unrecognizable! But once you put the name to the face, surely enough it’s Adam Lambert, who just shared the photo on his Twitter, only he’s traded his glam pop star look for one of a bearded trucker.
In the scene, Rami Malek‘s Freddie Mercury is on tour with Queen and stops to take a call from his fiancé Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton). However, Freddie meets eyes with Adam Lambert’s husky-looking character as he makes his way into the men’s bathroom, lightly suggesting the beginning of Freddie’s flirtation with his attraction to men.
It’s a brief scene and one you might miss, especially considering how different Adam Lambert looks and his lack of dialogue, but it’s probably the best “eye contact” performance in some time! Adam Lambert hinted a cameo in Bohemian Rhapsody back in November to Billboard, describing it as “very, very mysterious,” and right he was.
It’s no surprise that Adam Lambert would make a cameo in Bohemian Rhapsody because the pop star has been touring with Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor since 2014. No one can replace Freddie Mercury, but Lambert’s vocal style and fashion swagger some real close. Adam Lambert + Queen have toured together around the world, primarily playing Queen’s greatest hits, such as “We Will Rock You” and “Somebody to Love.”
If you’re curious, take a look at Adam Lambert + Queen’s version of “Don’t Stop Me Now,” in a performance in Lisbon, Portugal back in 2016 below, from Queen Official:
Queen’s hit may never die and it was a smart move for the remaining band members to think of Adam Lambert to play frontman every so often. Adam Lambert + Queen are hitting the North American road in summer 2019 for a 23 dates-additional victory lap after the incredible success of Bohemian Rhapsody.
At the Golden Globes on Sunday, Bohemian Rhapsody nabbed the Best Picture award and Rami Malek was honored with Best Actor for his depiction of Freddie Mercury, both in the Drama category and it’s now an Oscars frontrunner. Since the Queen biopic was released in November, the film has made over $748 million worldwide and become the highest-grossing musical biopic ever to grace the big screen.
Bohemian Rhapsody hasn’t seen its last days in theaters yet, as a sing-a-long version of the film is now playing at 750 locations across North America. Will you catch Adam Lambert’s short cameo this time around? Keep an eye out!