“Bohemian Rhapsody” was one in every of 2018’s largest box-office hits, with the Queen biopic raking in a worldwide gross of greater than $900 million.
However based on band guitarist Brian Could, the members of Queen have but to obtain a paycheque from the movie, regardless of such huge success.
Chatting with BBC Radio’s “The Zoe Ball Breakfast Present”, the 71-year-old rocker explains.
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“I needed to chortle, truly, the opposite day, as a result of there’s a factor within the paper saying that we had been getting wealthy off this film,” mentioned Could with fun. “In the event that they solely knew. We had an accountant within the different day, and we nonetheless haven’t earned a penny from it. Isn’t that humorous? So how profitable does a film need to be earlier than you make cash?”
Which isn’t to say the band received’t be having fun with a hefty payday ultimately. “There’s so many individuals, in fact,” added Could. “Individuals don’t understand that can take items off the highest.”
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In addition to, provides Could, given how lengthy it took “Bohemian Rhapsody” to get made within the first place, a bit extra ready is not any massive deal.
“It was a protracted labour of affection, 12 years in improvement,” Could says of the long-in-the-works film and its subsequent success. “We thought it could do effectively… we didn’t understand it could do that effectively. It’s unimaginable.”