Actor Rami Malek on Wednesday joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, where he talked about the upcoming final season of Mr. Robot and working opposite his favorite James Bond. The Oscar-winning actor also recalled an intimate moment between himself and Daniel Craig while they were filming the new James Bond movie.
The late-night host Colbert began the conversation by mentioning Malek’s Oscar win for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, which Malek describes as “one of the greatest challenges” of his life. He said that he still keeps in touch with the Queen, and saw them at the Global Citizen festival recently.
And then the focus turned to Rami Malek’s casting as the villain in the new James Bond movie opposite Daniel Craig. “Can you tell us anything?” Colbert asked. Malek declared Daniel to be his favorite Bond actor and recalled a moment he had with the actor while they were filming the movie.
He said they were rehearsing a very complicated scene and bouncing ideas back and forth. After they had finally cracked it, Daniel picked up Rami off the floor. He’s not exactly sure who initiated this moment, but “a kiss transpired between the two of us,” he said. He took a moment, and then said to Daniel Craig, “Does this make me a Bond girl?”
Moving onto the final season of Mr. Robot, which Malek has been a part of for five years, Colbert highlighted one of the show’s unique qualities. “You are in the mind of an introverted character, we — [the audience] is your confidant.” Rami said that he loved the first season, but [this next one] “is equal to it or better. It’s a great way to end it. It’s bittersweet.”
The final season of the USA Network computer hacker drama Mr. Robot premieres Oct. 6.