Hyderabad: Debbie McWilliams, a leading international casting director, has cast for the last 13 ‘James Bond’ films. And she is also casting for the upcoming James Bond film, ‘No Time to Die’. Opening about how she was dealing with Rami Malek for the role of Safin, the casting director spoke to ‘Entertainment Weekly’ and shared her experience on what all happened while shooting and the process while casting the actors, besides some secrets of being a secret agent and many more.
“I had a very strange time trying to get Rami Malek into the room because, with all due respect to his agents, they didn’t really respond when I suggested that they might want to meet him,” she revealed. “Because every single person on a Bond film pretty much has to come in and be met by everybody first, you don’t just get the contract through the post,” said Debbie.
“We were invited afterwards for a drink so I marched up to him and said, ‘Have you had any call from your agent about a James Bond film?’ He went, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Well, we’ve been trying to meet you for quite a long time’.”
According to Debbie, Rami was on the phone “within a second” with his agents about it.
The film ‘No Time to Die’ will be released on September 30. The movie is helmed by Cary Joji Fukunaga while screenplay is by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga.