Wham! singer Andrew Ridgeley has opened up about his feelings of resentment towards his bandmate and best friend, George Michael. Ridgeley was asked about the power dynamic and if there’s been any friction between the two, with a comment on the biopic movie that recently came out. The singer replied:
“Well, first and foremost, I mean, I couldn’t be resentful of my best friend. It’s just not in me. So I was the proudest person of his creative development throughout, and it was very swift, indeed, as you said.”
Mentioning Wham! had to be a success for Michael, Ridgeley talked about his bandmate’s personality. He said:
“He was discovering himself. He hadn’t found the person, or at least he hadn’t been able to reveal to himself or bring out the person he was. He was very strongly opinionated, and he had great belief in his talent. But that took a little time for him to really, truly, develop and, I think, assert.”
Michael, too, revealed that there was no resentment between the two and stated that he didn’t view his bandmate as ‘the lucky guy who coasted along with George Michael‘, and added that he needed him to be around.
The biopic for Wham! was released this Wednesday, and a few critics have already been made about the movie not providing a complete portrayal of the band’s career and the personal lives of its two members. Apparently, the reason is that the director Chris Smith did not want to include the earlier years, stating that the movie is about the band and the later years only, and added that he didn’t want to take a ‘serious look’ at their story. See the official trailer here.
You can catch the interview below.