Earlier right this moment, we reported that 20th Century Fox had fired director Bryan Singer from Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after he primarily stopped exhibiting as much as the set, with different reviews saying that he had clashed with star Rami Malek and that he was affected by “post-traumatic stress dysfunction” over tensions on the set of the movie. Now, Singer has launched a press release to The Hollywood Reporter that tells his facet of the story, explaining that he had been absent from set as a result of he wanted to assist an unwell member of the family. He claims that he did ask Fox for a while off, however he says the studio merely fired him reasonably than let him go care for his sick mother or father.
He additionally denied that issues had been dangerous between him and Malek, noting that the 2 of them did have “artistic distinction” at one level, however that they had moved previous them and had been working properly collectively previous to breaking for Thanksgiving.
Right here’s his full assertion:
Bohemian Rhapsody is a ardour mission of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I requested Fox for a while off so I may return to the U.S. to cope with urgent well being issues regarding one in all my dad and mom. This was a really taxing expertise, which finally took a critical toll by myself well being. Sadly, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my providers. This was not my determination and it was past my management.
Rumors that my sudden departure from the movie was sparked by a dispute I had with Rami Malek aren’t true. Whereas, at occasions, we did have artistic variations on set, Rami and I efficiently put these variations behind us and continued to work on the movie collectively till simply previous to Thanksgiving. I wished nothing greater than to have the ability to end this mission and assist honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, however Fox wouldn’t allow me to take action as a result of I wanted to quickly put my well being, and the well being of my family members, first.