That very very recent Oscar winner/nominee is trying to carry water for that latest installment of a franchise he is filming.
The thing is though, when he says that the script is amazing or words to that effect, everyone knows he is lying because no other person in the movie has read the script because it is still a work in progress.
Rami Malek Calls Out Bond 25 Set Rumors as ‘Something That Was Fabricated’
Malek would not reveal any information about his mysterious villain, although he admitted he is feeling the pressure of the role. “I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders,” the actor said. “I mean, Bond is something that we all grow up with. The one thing I have going for me is I played one beloved Brit in Freddie Mercury and I pulled that off, so I feel like I can possibly have a shot at playing the villain in a Bond film.”
One reason Malek felt comfortable taking on the role was because the Bond 25 villain is not tied to a specific religion. The Egyptian-American actor said he would’ve turned down the role had the character been given a specific religious identity.
“Another thing that I discussed with Cary; I said we cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion,” Malek said. “That’s not something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out. But that was clearly not his vision.” – Source