It’s not uncommon for the cast and crew of films and television shows to receive wrap gifts once they finish filming or even sneak something off the set on their way out. While it’s generally something small or personalized like their director's chair backing, some stars take mementos of the character’s they’ve played. Someone who played a teacher may take their name plaque, or a police officer may keep their badge. So what would someone keep who played, say, Freddie Mercury in a highly-anticipated biopic once he was done filming?
“I kept the teeth,” Rami Malek told The New Yorker of the keepsake he kept from his time filming Bohemian Rhapsody. “Well, I had the teeth cast in gold. It is the most ostentatious thing I have probably ever done, and, in the spirit of Freddie, being as outlandish as I could, I said, ‘What would be more him than casting these in gold?’”
Malek wore the fake teeth to mimic the Queen singer’s iconic overbite and even had to learn to sing in them. We think Freddie would have appreciated the attention to detail and definitely would have approved of the teeth’s grandiose treatment.