ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — One of the best things about working on the upcoming James Bond flick No Time to Die for Rami Malek was working with the legendary Daniel Craig.
Speaking with Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes red carpet, the Mr. Robot star opened up about what it was like playing a villain opposite of 007.
E! News reports that, when asked exactly what kind of villain Malek plays, he called his character “unique” and “very complex.” He then revealed how the movie’s hero would describe him.
“Daniel calls him misunderstood. But I had the most extraordinary time going head-to-head with that man,” said the 38-year-old actor.
It became apparent that Malek is a huge fan of his co-star as he excitedly praised Craig, calling him “a consummate professional.”
He then revealed that, upon working with the five-time James Bond actor for the first time, that became quite starstruck.
“What is really special about that is you see these movies and I love the Bond films,” he prefaced before admitting, “On day one, going out on stage, on set in front of the lens, well, to everybody else, I actually got a Broadway version sitting in the front seat watching Bond do it first hand and there is something that it took a second to step back and go, ‘What’s my first line again?’”
No Time to Die, also starring Lashana Lynch, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux and others, opens in theaters April 8, 2020. It’ll open a week earlier, on April 2, in the United Kingdom.
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