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Katy Perry Squelches Rumors She's Set To Play Freddie Mercury's Girlfriend

June 27th, 2012 6:26pm EDT

Katy Perry

Katy Perry hasn't been asked to play Freddie Mercury's girlfriend in Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming biopic about the flamboyant singer.
 
Reports suggested Perry was being lined up to play Mary Austen opposite comedian Cohen, who has signed on to play the Queen frontman.

Even though Perry would love to tackle the role, she insists speculation about her involvement in the planned project is premature.
 
She told Eonline.com, "There's something about the Internet that's sort of funny - it's that nothing is true on there. There's been no formal offer. Although I do like the association and I like the company because I think Sacha Baron Cohen is hilarious."
 
Perry has long credited Mercury as one of her biggest music influences and even dressed up as the late rocker to celebrate her 24th birthday.

She has previously showed off her acting chops on "How I Met Your Mother," and she also voiced the Smurfette character in 2011's big screen adaptation of "The Smurfs."

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