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Katy Perry In Talks To Play Freddie Mercury's Girlfriend In Upcoming Queen Film!

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She made her first appearance on the silver screen as the voice of Smurfette, will be once again coming to theaters as herself in the documentary Part Of Me 3D, and now, it appears as though Katy Perry will be bitten by the acting bug yet again - this time, as the girlfriend of a rock icon!

Sources close to the pop star have revealed that she is being considered for a role as Mary Austin, the girlfriend of Freddie Mercury, for a film based on the life of the Queen singer, with Sacha Baron Cohen taking on that role!

Apparently, the project is to be produced by Graham King and directed by Stephen Frears, and will focus on the the band's early years and rise to fame in 1971, all the way through their historic Live Aid performance in 1985!

And Miz Perry, who has made no secret of the influence Mercury had on her career, is eager to secure the part!

An insider explains:

"Katy would love to be in the film as she is such a huge fan. Katy has a similar look to Mary and would be a brilliant foil to Sacha."


Obviously, with the amount of talent going into this project, this could be a HUGE opportunity for her!

If she pulls this off, this could be a career-defining performance!

And given her passion for the source material, we have a feeling she's not going to let this role escape her grasp without a fight!

Can't wait to hear more about this as it develops!

What do U think?? Is Katy a good fit for the role?

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20 comments to “Katy Perry In Talks To Play Freddie Mercury's Girlfriend In Upcoming Queen Film!”

  1. Tatiana LG says – reply to this


    NO!!!! shes a terrible actress, they shold pick a good actress, not a pop singer who dresses in cupcake shirts..

  2. 2

    Girlfriend ? What ?

  3. 3

    ?? I thought he was gay? Living in denial?

  4. 4

    Katy's make-up is always by SHERWIN WILLIAMS!!!! YIKES!!!!

  5. 5

    Freddy Mercury was bisexual. He dated Mary Austin for a long time, and even after they broke up, she remained his best friend, took care of him during his final months. I believe she still lives in his home, he left it to her when he passed.

  6. gwensgirl says – reply to this


    NO NO NO!!
    Hire a real actress for that part!
    I want the movie to be Incredible!!!

  7. Amy says – reply to this


    That's not Mary Austin in the photo.

  8. 8

    OH HEEEL TO THE NO!!!!!! And yes!! Girldfriend, Love of my life was for her!

  9. 9

    I can think of 100 actors better to play Freddie than Cohen. He isn't funny, he's ugly and in general, he sucks big time. He is an insult to Freddie's memory.

  10. IANKatyCat says – reply to this


    It would be so cool !! but perhaps she's tired, Katy has not stopped since 2008, but I don't know maybe she wants to do it :D


  11. 11

    no one will take the movie seriously if she's in it so pls hire a real actress and someone less annoying!

  12. Evie says – reply to this


    I'm staring to believe all the writers/directors/producers in hollywood are on crack and are greedy SOBs.

  13. Victoria says – reply to this


    Re: Nika89 – I agree, she's so fucking annoying, no wonder Russell Brand couldn't stand her.

  14. 14

    who the hell said she can act emma stone looks more like that woman at least shes a actress

  15. 15

    or even lindsay looks more like that girl yes i am sick of katy perry russ was a hot catch

  16. 16

    I love Katy…but if they want this movie to be taken seriously at all, they really need to hire a real actress. What is with all these big singers suddenly wanting to be actors too? Can't they stick to one?

  17. jess says – reply to this


    The fact that Katy is even considered for the role is a joke but even worse, that woman pictured with Freddie is NOT Mary Austin! That's Veronica Tetzlaff, John Deacon's wife. John Deacon is Queen's bass player. Mary Austin is blonde. Replace the picture!

  18. Alicia says – reply to this


    wow perez this is not marie austin you should probably do your research and take this pic down

  19. Anonymous says – reply to this


    That's Veronica Deacon. You know, the bassist's wife?

  20. Vickersnickers says – reply to this


    Absolutely No No No No No to Katy Perry!!! this isn't a good role for her to make her break out performance.

    And I think that Sasha baron Cohen is perfectly cast for the part. He is a method actor like Daniel day Lewis, de niro, Christian bale, Edward norton and all of the greats.

    Method acting is when a person gets into character, and stays in character on and off shoot. He will act as mercury at home and on camera. He is also spending time with the original members of queen to get mercury's mannerisms and persona correct