Mercury isn't rising for Katy Perry.
Despite reports that the "Firework" pop star is in talks to play Freddie Mercury's girlfriend, Mary Austen, in Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming biopic about the late Queen frontman…
Perry says she won't be somebody for Cohen to love in the movie.
"There's something about the internet that's sort of funny—it's that nothing is true on there," the chart-topping hitmaker told us at last night's Hollywood premiere of her new documentary concert flick, Katy Perry: Part of Me.
The buzz began earlier this month when a British tabloid the Mirror claimed Perry was hoping to land the gig.
"There's been no formal offer," she told us. "Although I do like the association and I like the company because I think Sacha Baron Cohen is hilarious."
But she said, "I have to take a catnap first before I do anything."
A longtime Queen fan, Perry even dressed as Mercury to her 24th birthday party.
Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 of AIDS-related pneumonia. Plans for the Mercury film were first announced in September by producer Graham King.
Although Perry's only major acting credit is as Smurfette in the Smurfs movie, mega-producer Harvey Weinstein has said he would love for Perry to play Marilyn Monroe in a Broadway musical adaptation of his award-winning film My Week With Marilyn.