JAMES BOND 25 villain Rami Malek has spoken out on his “taxing” shoot and praised Daniel Craig. The Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody star is playing an unknown villain in James Bond 25. But Craig having injured his ankle on set in Jamaica saw filming delays, with a Bond source claiming that production has been struggling to accommodate both stars’ shooting schedules. After all, Malek is also filming his final season of Mr Robot in New York. But now the 38-year-old has spoken for himself in a new interview, setting the record straight.
Speaking with Digital Spy, Malek said: “I haven’t shot with Daniel yet, but I’m thrilled to work with him.
“Daniel is an actor I greatly admire. Over the years, I think he’s put in such phenomenal performances.
“I found him so captivating in films like Layer Cake and, of course, the Bond films.
“This is another moment where I find myself pinching myself; not only to work with him but also a director I’ve wanted to work with for so long in Cary Fukunaga. To be part of this franchise is to be part of history again.”
On his time shooting Bond 25, Malek teased: “We’ve already filmed in Norway for a week.
“That’s where I got to work with [director] Cary Fukunaga and our incredible cinematographer, Linus Sandgren.
“They are a great team. So far, so good. So far, so great.”
“During the hiatuses, or weeks off [from Mr Robot], 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.”
Reassuring fans after production problems, Malek added: “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.”