During his lifetime, iconic Queen singer Freddie Mercury was friendly with Elton John.
- 3February 18, 2019
Now, John has posted proof that he approves of Rami Malek's Oscar-winning portrayal of Mercury in the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody."
The legendary singer shared a photo on his Instagram account with Malek and actress Lucy Boynton -- who played Mercury's one-time fiancée, Mary Austin, in the movie and is dating Malek in real life -- backstage at his recent New York show.
"Thank-you @ramimalek and @lucyboynton1 for coming to my Brooklyn show," John captioned the photo. "Rami has set the world on fire with his Oscar winning portrayal of my old friend Freddie Mercury in the hit film @bohemianrhapsodymovie."
Boynton also shared a photo from the concert.
Many fans shared a clip of Malek blowing a kiss to John from the crowd.
ELTON JOHN AND RAMI MALEK ALL IN ONE VIDEO WOW ??— Madison ?? (@RhapsodyQueenn) March 10, 2019
Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton enjoyed an Elton John concert last night at The Barclays Center in NYC. pic.twitter.com/kZNKtrzUaw
John played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, this past Friday and Saturday.
The "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" artist is also an Oscar winner, having taken home the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1995 for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from "The Lion King."
Meanwhile, John's own biopic, "Rocketman," arrives in theaters this May.
Back in the '70s, John and Queen were managed by the same man, John Reid. In "Bohemian Rhapsody," Reid is portrayed by "Game of Thrones" actor Aidan Gillen. In "Rocketman," he is portrayed by another "Game of Thrones" actor, Richard Madden.