- Rami Malek said that he sat behind Prince William and Kate Middleton at the “No Time to Die” premiere.
- Malek told E! News’ “The Daily Pop” that he “was watching Prince William’s reaction” during the movie.
- “You can see a lot from what someone’s body language was doing,” he said. “I think they loved the film.”
“Meeting the royals, of course, it was rad. I have to say that,” Malek said in a virtual interview for E! News’ “Daily Pop,” released on Monday.
“I met William, Prince William, Your Royal Highness Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Charles of course at the BAFTAs and to see them again, it was fun, like meeting old friends actually.”
Malek, who stars as the film’s villain named Safin, revealed that he “sat right behind them in the royal box.”
“I was watching Prince William’s reaction,” he continued. “You can see a lot from what someone’s body language was doing. I think they loved the film. That was the impression I got.”
Middleton wore a golden Jenny Packham gown with a cape, one of her boldest looks yet, while Prince William opted for a velvet tuxedo with a bow tie. They were joined by Prince Charles and Camilla.
The royals’ appearance at the premiere wasn’t shocking, considering that members of the family have previously attended James Bond premieres over the decades.
“No Time to Die” picks up after Bond (Craig) has walked away from active service as a secret agent known as 007. The film marks Craig’s fifth and final appearance as the iconic character, and critics are already praising the actor’s performance.
“No Time to Die” was released in the UK on Thursday and hits US theaters this Friday.