Actor Rami Malek awarded this year with Oscar for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” revealed he insisted on one thing before accepting his negative role in the 25th James Bond franchise: his character is not an Arab-speaking terrorist or a villain who uses religion to justify his crimes.
The next James Bond Movie, which has not yet received an official title, is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ana De Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen, Dali Benssalah, Lea Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes.
Malek told The Mirror: “He’s a great character and I’m very excited. But it was one thing I talked to with Cary Fukunaga. I said, “We can not identify it with any act of terrorism that reflects an ideology or religion. It’s not something I would do, therefore, if this is your choice, you can exclude me. ” But that was clearly not his vision. So it’s another kind of terrorist. ”
The Egyptian actor said that his ethnic background and the fact that he is aware that positive representation is important made him make that decision.
“It’s the stuff I’m made of,” he said. “I am Egyptian. I grew up listening to Egyptian music. I loved Omar Sharif. These are my men. I feel so tied to culture and people who are there. ”
He also said that “Bond is something we all grew up with.”
The film is scheduled to be released in cinemas on April 8, 2020.