Javier Bardem Once Dressed As Bond Girl For Daniel Craig's Birthday Surprise
The former 'Skyfall' co-stars' have birthdays one day apart.
Javier Bardem burst out of a cake dressed as a Bond Girl to celebrate Daniel Craig’s birthday.
The Spanish actor treated his Skyfall co-star to a memorable celebration by donning drag to serenade his pal on his big day and admitted it was a rare thing for him to sing in public.
Speaking as part of Variety's Actors on Actors series, Craig — who recently ended his run as James Bond after five movies in No Time to Die — said: “I remember you were in drag, but I know that’s a whole other story.”
Bardem laughed: “Coming out of a cake. I was supposed to be the Bond girl that night, and oh my God, I was."
The two actors almost shared the same birthday — Craig was born on Mar 2, 1968, while Bardem on Mar 1, 1969.
The Being the Ricardos star compared his performance to that of screen siren Marilyn Monroe’s rendition for President John F Kennedy in 1962.
Bardem continued: “Well, [I’m not musical], apart from coming out of birthday cakes dressed like a Bond girl. I sang ‘Happy Birthday to You’ in my best Marilyn Monroe impersonation. When [the Being the Ricardos team] told me to sing, I was like, ‘Are you sure of that? Are you sure you want me singing?’ And then I try.”
During their chat, the pair laughed about the dangers of at-home interviews after part of the ring light illuminating their conversation injured the Knives Out star without him noticing.
Gesturing to his forehead, Bardem asked: “Let me ask you, my friend, this last question: What happened to you here?”
His confused pal replied: “Where? Did I bash my head? Have I just got sandwich on my head? Have I done this whole interview — it’s probably a part of a sandwich!”
However, the Layer Cake star had not rubbed a bit of lunch on his face but rather it was the “wonderful ring light”
He said: “You know what it was? Christ. So, they’ve sent me this wonderful ring flash, which I’ve set up with an iPad in the middle of it. And I went like this like that and it just fell on my head just before we started!”
Craig quipped: “No wonder I get f****** injured every time I do a movie!”
After they giggled about it, Craig said:“Thank you for pointing out. No, literally, I just was setting this up and it went donk and I’m like, ‘Ow! Jesus!’ I’m not bleeding to death. It’s just a whatever. If I don’t get injured while filming, I’m not doing it properly.”
Watch their interview here:
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