Rami Malek Is Officially a Bond Girl After Kiss With Daniel Craig

The Oscar winner recalled an intimate moment with his No Time To Die co-star on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

By emily belfiore 03 Oct, 2019 11:13 AMTags
Rami Malek, Daniel CraigScott Kowalchyk/CBS

Rami Malek as the next Bond Girl? Yup, you read that correctly.

The actor, who stars in the latest James Bond installment No Time To Die stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night and recalled a silly moment on set with co-star 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 explained to host Stephen Colbert. "And, we're sitting at a table over hours just batting about ideas back and forth. And we finally cracked this really challenging scene."

Then, the rest was kind of a blur for the Oscar winner.

"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 continued. "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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Malek also confessed that Craig has his vote for the best James Bond—so, maybe it was Malek that went in for the kiss. 

"I was very much looking forward to [doing scenes with Craig]," he told Colbert. "He's my favorite Bond, if I can say that."

Watch Malek tell the hilarious Bond Girl story and rave about working with Craig in the video above!