HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Brian May of Queen performs onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Queen guitarist Brian May has defended the timeline inaccuracies in his band’s Bohemian Rhapsody biopic saying “We weren’t making a documentary.”

May told Guitar World that the main goal of the film was “to get inside Freddie Mercury and portray his inner life.”

May also said that the surviving band members are in shock over the film’s success.

So far, it has brought in more than $1 billion at the box office and received four academy awards. May said “I met people who saw it 30 times. We couldn’t be happier.”