Roger Taylor Says Sacha Baron Cohen Would Have Been A Bad Freddie Mercury

Queen's Roger Taylor has opened about the recently aborted Freddie Mercury biopic with Sacha Baron Cohen in the lead role. Cohen backed out of the project because he believed producers weren't taking an edgy enough approach, and, according to Taylor, his departure was for the best.

He was hesitant to address the issue during a recent interview with Mojo, but eventually caved:

"I don't want to talk about the Sacha thing. We felt Sacha probably wasn't right in the end. We didn't want it to be a joke. We want people to be moved."

He adds that there have been other Queen-themed projects in the past that have not done the band justice, including the musical We Will Rock You:

"I think it has its good points. I do have an aversion to musical theater, so it hasn't been easy."

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