The Bohemian Rhapsody actor Rami Malek who gave it all for getting into Freddy Mercury's shoes received many accolades for his performance. And, since then the actor has been making it to the headlines for his impeccable performance and the excitement of fans to watch the Rami in a new avatar.
Recently, the actor was offered to be a cast in Bond franchise, but instead has turned down the offer as he repeatedly tried to emphasize on the fact that he insisted upon just one thing prior to accepting his role as the villain in Bond 25: that his character wouldn’t be an Arabic-speaking terrorist or a villain who uses religion as justification for his crimes.
“It’s a great character and I’m very excited,” Malek told The Mirror. “But that was one thing that I discussed with [director] Cary Fukunaga. I said, ‘We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. 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. So he’s a very different kind of terrorist.”
For many, it's a dream to watch themselves cast in Bond franchise, however, in regards to Rami, the actor has reportedly slammed the makers of the film for including the parameters of racial and social discrimination in the upcoming film.
Speaking of his Egyptian heritage as “the fabric of who I am”, Malek added: “I am Egyptian. I grew up listening to Egyptian music. I loved Omar Sharif. These are my people. I feel so gorgeously tied to the culture and the human beings that exist there.”
As for Bond 25, Malek teased that it is “another extremely clever script from the people who have figured out exactly what people want in those movies. But I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders. I mean, Bond is something that we all grow up with.”