Actor Rami Malek had a request before taking the role of villain in the upcoming James Bond movie – baddie could not be a religious extremist, the actor revealed in an interview published Wednesday.
Malek, who is of Egyptian descent, told the British newspaper Daily Mirror that he drew a line in the sand with director Cary Fukunaga before accepting the role of "Bond 25".
"I said," We cannot identify him with any terrorist act that reflects an ideology or religion. It's not something I want to entertain, so if I'm your choice then you can count me out, "Malek told the newspaper.
" Mr. The Robot "star said it was clearly not Fukunaga's intention to throw him like that kind of thing and said the villain would be a" very different kind of terrorist. "
The upcoming Bond movie, which has a preliminary release date in spring 2020, will be the last movie featuring British actor Daniel Craig as 007.
The action movie movie has hit a few hiccups in recent months where Craig has sustained an ankle injury last month, and singer Grace Jones goes away from a cameo role in the movie.