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Rami Malek Had a Condition Before Accepting Villain Role in Bond 25

July 4, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Rami Malek

Rami Malek is set to play the villain in the upcoming Bond film, but he has revealed he had one condition before accepting the role. Speaking with The Mirror, Malek said that he told Cary Fukunaga that he would not accept the role if the character’s terrorism came from an ideological or religious standpoint.

“It’s a great character and I’m very excited,” Malek said. “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.'”

Malek went on to say, “But that was clearly not his vision. 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. But I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders. I mean, Bond is ­something that we all grow up with.”

Malek stars alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Ana de Armas, and others in the film, which is set for released on April 3rd, 2020. It will find 007 having left active service and enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

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