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Bryan Singer disputes being fired for screaming at his male lead

“I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first….Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control.”— Bryan Singer, giving some context to the surprising news that he’d been fired from the production of Bohemian Rhapsody. What he didn’t address were the rumors of on-set chaos that many believe also contributed his being let go.

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