Rami Malek had one condition for director Cary Joji Fukunaga before signing up to play the villain in the upcoming James Bond epic.
The film will see Rami play opposite Daniel Craig in the 25th Bond film. The movie is due to hit cinema screens in April of 2020.
Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami said he would not play the role of the villain if the character was aligned “with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion.”
— James Bond (@007) April 25, 2019
Malek told The Mirror that he inquired about the villain’s background before he signed on the dotted line for the flick.
“It’s a great character and I’m very excited, but that was one thing that I discussed with Cary.”
“I said ‘we cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. That’s not something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out’.”
However, Rami says that Cary’s vision for the character does not have a religious or ideological arc:
“But that was clearly not his vision” said Rami. “So he’s a very different kind of terrorist.
“It’s another extremely clever script from the people who have figured out exactly what people want in those movies.”
Rami won an Oscar earlier this year for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
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