Brian May makes acting debut ‘Very emotional experience, I got teary reading script’ WATCH

Brian May guest stars in CBBC show Andy and the Band

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Asked how he ended up playing a mythical version of himself from the Planet Rock on children’s television, Brian May told it was all down to his actress wife. The Queen guitarist shared: “It’s just one of these things that came out of the blue. My Mrs [Anita Dobson] does a lot of wonderful work on TV and her agent was sorting out for her to do an appearance in the Andy and the Odd Socks series. And they said, ‘There is a part that would be perfect for Brian, do you think he would consider it?’ So I said to Anita, ‘Look I’m finding it hard to deal with what I’ve got on my plate at the moment, I don’t think I could take anything else on. I’m not really an actor, so probably not.’ But Anita looked at her husband and she said: “I think you should read the script before you say no!” Little did the rock legend know that this would lead to a “very emotional experience” for him.

Brian shared: “I actually got quite emotional just reading the script; I got quite kind of teary. So I thought, ‘No, I have to do this’. The real-life band, Andy and the Odd Socks are all about anti-bullying, they’re all about recognising that every kid is different and we should all be proud of our differences. And that’s why they’re called the Odd Socks; that’s why they wear odd socks because they’re that little bit odd. Strangely enough, it’s not a million miles from what is said in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.”

The 74-year-old pointed out the scene where Rami Malek, in his Oscar-winning performance as Freddie Mercury, told their manager John Reid, “We are the misfits.”

The Queen guitarist added: “It’s kind of similar and there’s a lot of truth in that. A lot of people end up in bands because of that: they are the odd people out.”

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