Yes, that was Adam Lambert at the truck stop in Bohemian Rhapsody.
The singer with Queen ties confirmed Friday that he had a brief but pivotal role in the film about Freddie Mercury, which picked up the Best Drama award at Sunday’s Golden Globes. “Who is he!?” he wrote alongside a photo of himself in character as a trucker. He also touted the film’s digital release date.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) January 11, 2019
Lambert was uncredited in the movie, but appeared briefly in a scene where Mercury, played by Rami Malek, is at a truck stop on the band’s first North American tour. While making a call to his fiancée, Mary Austin (played by Lucy Boynton), Mercury notices the bearded trucker heading into the men’s room, suggesting they are about to hook up. That moment in the film is the first that implies Mercury, who died of complications from AIDS at the age of 45 in 1991, was interested in men.
Lambert had teased to Access Hollywood at the film’s premiere in November that he had a “very, very mysterious” role in the film. Glamberts quickly noticed him in the role, but Lambert himself hasn’t confirmed it until now.
After Lambert shared the photo, his fans were thrilled he was finally confirming the news:
I would have followed him….
— Yeah Titties (@tattoojo) January 11, 2019
One sexy mother trucker?
— PinkFlamingo (@ladistardust) January 11, 2019
Should’ve gotten a golden globe for Best Sneaky Cameo in a Drama 2019 tbh
— Noy (@NoyPerel) January 11, 2019
remember when you lied to us and said you weren’t in it
— Coby | 76 + 41 (@CobyDeCucumber) January 11, 2019
He’s the best looking truck driver I’ve ever seen
— Kimberly Morton (@mortonkimberly) January 11, 2019
Lambert, who soared to stardom on American Idol, stepped in as Queen’s frontman more than six years ago. He’s toured with the group and they had a Las Vegas residency. He told Billboard in June that he was proud to carry the torch for Mercury, one of his heroes, after becoming obsessed with the superstar in his early 20s.
Not only did Bohemian Rhapsody win at the Globes Sunday, but Malek picked up an acting award too. There’s been a lot of drama related to the film, however, with its director, Bryan Singer, being fired from production — and he was awkwardly ignored during the awards show.
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