'Bohemian Rhapsody' Actor Ben Hardy Explains His Drumming Performance In Roger Taylor Role

Krista Clark

Ben Hardy had never played the drums before taking on the role of Queen drummer Roger Taylor in Bohemian Rhapsody, but you'd never know it. So how did he pull it off? A little white lie and some lessons according to Metro. The little white lie was made when he was initially contacted about trying out for the role.

"I was a little bit naughty, actually – I told them I could play the drums [when I couldn't]. That's what they say, isn't it – 'just tell them you can do it and work it out later!'"
"And then they asked me to play a song as part of the audition so I went away and had drum lessons every day. I bought a drum kit and managed to just about pull off one song."

One of the coolest experiences Hardy had because of his role in Bohemian Rhapsody was the opportunity to meet Roger Taylor. The two met at the legendary Abbey Road Studios where Taylor gave him a drumming lesson before they headed down the street to a French restaurant for lunch.