KEY POINTS

  • Rami Malek opened up about meeting Kate Middleton and Prince William at the "No Time to Die" premiere in London
  • The actor said he did his best to give them "a dose of normality" and treated the royals "like I would anybody else"
  • He also revealed he sat right behind the royals during the screening and could "gauge their reaction" to the film

"No Time to Die" star Rami Malek is dishing on the star-studded world premiere of the latest James Bond film, which was attended by several members of the British royal family.

Malek, along with the rest of the cast of "No Time to Die," met Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, at the film's opening at the Royal Albert Hall in London last week. 

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 40-year-old Oscar winner, who plays the villainous Lyutsifer Safin in "No Time to Die," described the glamorous Bond premiere as "breathtaking" and revealed that he was sitting right behind the four royals during the screening.

"I got to gauge their reaction from their body language," Malek said. "Definitely not going to put words in their mouths, but yeah, they seemed pretty taken aback by the film."

According to Malek, he did his best to treat Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla "like I would anybody else."

"I'm sure a dose of normality is probably something that is quite refreshing to them," he explained. 

Malek went on to share that he tries to ask Prince William and Middleton how they are doing whenever he sees them as he recalled previously meeting them at the British Academy Film Awards.

"I remember we were at the BAFTAS, and I met them and they have a lot of questions to ask you," the "Bohemian Rhapsody" star said. "But it is nice to just say, 'How are you doing? How are you dealing with all of this? I know you just had kids, one kid, specifically,' so just try to be normal because they live a very unusual life, I imagine."

Prince William and Middleton last attended the BAFTAs in 2020. They skipped this year's ceremony as it was held just a few days after the death of his grandfather Prince Philip.

The four royals attended the premiere of "No Time to Die" as the guests of honor. Aside from the film's cast, they were joined by healthcare workers and servicemen and women of the royal armed forces, who were invited in honor of their "extraordinary contribution to the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic," according to a statement from Clarence House.

The Prince of Wales is the patron of The British Film Institute, while the Duke of Cambridge has been the president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since February 2010.

"No Time to Die," which marks Daniel Craig's last time playing Agent 007, hits theaters on Oct. 8.

Royal Family LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the "No Time To Die" World Premiere at Royal Albert Hall on September 28, 2021 in London, England. Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage