Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek is excited to be a part of the upcoming entry in the James Bond franchise, entertainment tonight canada reported.
The actor spoke with Digital Spy about working on the upcoming film in a very secretive villain role and getting to work with Daniel Craig.
“I haven’t shot with Daniel [Craig] yet,” Malek revealed, “but I’m thrilled to work with him.”
Malek also revealed that he has been shooting the film at the same time as the upcoming fourth and final season of “Mr. Robot”.
“This has been one of the most difficult seasons of ‘Mr. Robot’ to shoot,” he said. “But during the hiatuses, or weeks off, I have had the luxury and privilege of going to work on the next James Bond film. It is taxing. I will not lie; it is very, very taxing.”
The actor also addressed rumours about the “Bond 25” set being troubled, and that key scenes involving himself and Craig could not be filmed.
“The ‘key scenes’ is something that was fabricated,” Malek said, “but the thing is, Daniel was injured, so they are shooting what they can. I talked to Cary yesterday and the schedule has been altered. I know that. But with a franchise like this, I think they have it together. They have it figured out by now.”
Craig injured his ankle on set last month while performing a stunt, forcing him to undergo surgery.
As for what it feels like to be playing a Bond villain, Malek said, “I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders. I mean, Bond is something that we all grow up with. The one thing I have going for me is I played one beloved Brit in Freddie Mercury and I pulled that off, so I feel like I can possibly have a shot at playing the villain in a Bond film.”