News > John Hurt on Freddie Mercury

Added on 27-May-2010

In The Times on May 15 2010, John Hurt recently made some comments about Freddie Mercury:

Freddie Mercury

All rock stars want to be actors and all actors want to be rock stars. And we’re best if we stick to our own thing. Did I have visions of myself in leather trousers? I wore ’em! [Laughs]. Freddie had a caustic look at everything that was going on around him. He was terrifically competitive, too, particularly with Duran Duran. That was their competition, like the Beatles and the Stones. I remember going to watch the tape of Live Aid back at his place and when Duran Duran came on he said, “Just look at them waddling across the stage!” He was quite irreverent.

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