After winning Best Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek probably had his pick of roles. But he went all in for the biggest project of his career: playing a Bond villain. All the Daniel Craig entries have relied on acclaimed European actors for its antagonist roles, but Malek is the first American to threaten the globe and Britain's top secret agent.
In the two trailers released so far, we've barely gotten a glimpse of Malek's face, let alone his sinister intentions. But a new behind-the-scenes video gives us an opaque look at what Safin is up to. Threatening to kill the person Dr. Madeline Swann (Lea Seydoux) loves the most and make Bond "redundant," he projects evil without ever raising his voice. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga calls Safin "a frightening character" because of his relentlessness. Malek's goal was to make Safin "unsettling," partly because Safin views himself as the hero.
Take a look at the action-packed video below for all the details.
No Time to Die hits U.S. theaters on November 20.