Rami Malek Jokes That He’s The New Bond Girl After Kiss From Daniel Craig

Rami Malek is starring as the villain in the next James Bond movie, but he may be the new Bond Girl as well.

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On Wednesday night, the “No Time to Die” star appeared on Global’s “The Late Show”, where host Stephen Colbert asked about his role in the new Bond film with Daniel Craig.

“We had a scene that was a very complicated scene and we were rehearsing for it with our terrific director, Cary Joji Fukunaga,” Malek recalled. “And, we’re sitting at a table over hours just batting about ideas back and forth. And we finally cracked this really challenging scene.”

That’s when Craig apparently did something completely out of left field.

“He grabbed me, picked me up—I can’t tell if I initiated the next moment, if it was him or I—but, a kiss transpired between the two of us,” Malek said. “I’m going to say that Daniel initiated it and I was very taken aback…I took a moment, caught my breath, and I looked out and said, ‘So, does this make me a Bond Girl?'”

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The actor added, “I was very much looking forward to [doing scenes with Craig]. He’s my favorite Bond, if I can say that.”

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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