- Published: Monday, 04 March 2019 07:50
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Rami Malek, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody," had fake teeth for the role made by dental technician, Chris Lyons, of British-based Fangs FX. They were described by the New York Post as ‘the real stars’ of the film.
Lyons, described by the paper as ‘the go-to denture designer’ for the likes of Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady,” “Into the Woods”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Departed,” “The Revenant”) and the “Game of Thrones” cast — had been associated with “Bohemian Rhapsody” from the early stages of the movie’s development.
“I’d never met Rami, so I was working blind,” said Chris Lyons. “I didn’t know how to scale in with his face, how much to push his teeth forward, which is the whole look.” Lyons did, however, have some experience in re-creating Mercury’s champion chompers: He’d done “Freddie teeth” in the past for Madame Tussauds wax museum and for different Mercury impersonators. “I was quite familiar with his teeth,” he said.
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