During a stop at the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday, the Oscar winner, 38, revealed he and the British star were bouncing ideas off each other for hours while rehearsing a "very complicated scene" and after finally "cracking it" the two were overcome with emotion.
"He grabbed me, picked me up -- I can't tell if I initiated the next moment, if it was him or I, but, a kiss transpired between the two of us," Malek explained. "I'm going to say that Daniel initiated it and I was very taken aback. I took a moment, caught my breath and said, 'So, does this make me a Bond Girl?'"
"Was it welcome?" inquired host Stephen Colbert. "Yes, very much so," replied Malek.
The Los Angeles native can now add his name to the illustrious list of love interests and/or sidekicks of the famous fictional spy which include Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama) May Day (Grace Jones) Dr. Christmas Jones (Denis Richards) and Jinx (Halle Berry).
Colbert began the interview by mentioning Malek's Academy Award-winning performance as Freddie Mercury in last year's "Bohemian Rhapsody". Malek called it "one of the greatest challenges" of his career and said he still keeps in touch with the members of Queen. He even "opened up for them" at the Global Citizens Festival the week before.
And moving on to "Mr. Robot", the computer hacker drama Malek has led for five years, Colbert called it "a completely different type of television show than anything that came before." Malek agreed and said the upcoming final season "is a great way to end it. It's bittersweet."
"Mr. Robot" will bow on October 6 while "No Time To Die" is expected in theaters in April 2020.