Mike Myers's Bohemian Rhapsody Cameo Is a Nod to Wayne's World
American fans will have to wait until November 2 to see the new Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, but U.K. audiences have already seen it—and one scene in particular has many fans reacting.
The 1975 hit song "Bohemian Rhapsody" was revitalized and returned to the charts thanks to the now-iconic opening scene in 1992's Wayne's World featuring Mike Myers and his co-stars jamming out to the rock-opera song.
Now, things have come full circle for Myers and Queen. Myers, who is a bit unrecognizable with curly hair and a beard, is featured in a scene in Bohemian Rhapsody playing EMI executive Ray Foster, who makes a bold claim about "Bohemian Rhapsody" the song.
"No one is going to be head-banging in the car to 'Bohemian Rhapsody,'" he says, according to NME, in what is obviously a full-meta reference to Wayne's World.
Myers's appearance in the movie is a fun not, particularly considering what Wayne's World did for the band. Recently, Queen guitarist Brian May talked about how the hit comedy helped the band regain popularity in America after Mercury's death.
"There’s a huge irony there ... because there was a time when we completely owned America and we would tour there every year... and then we lost America for various reasons," May said. "Freddie had a very dark sense of humor. And he used to say, ‘I suppose I’ll have to die before we get America back.’ And, in a sense, that was what happened. And it was Wayne’s World—which came completely out of nowhere—that made it happen."