Javier Bardem played a Bond villain in the 2012 James Bond movie “Skyfall” ― and also a “Bond girl” for 007 star Daniel Craig’s birthday.
The two actors became friends while working on the film, so when they discovered their birthdays were only one day apart, a joint party seemed in order, according to Variety.
Bardem went all out for his birthday buddy, according to Craig.
“I remember you were in drag, but I know that’s a whole other story,” Craig said during a dual interview with Variety.
Bardem immediately added the necessary context.
“Coming out of a cake,” Bardem added. “I was supposed to be the ‘Bond girl’ that night, and oh, my God, I was.”
Bardem said he sang “Happy Birthday to You” in his “best Marilyn Monroe impersonation” ― apparently one of the first times he performed musically in public.
Despite his lack of musical experience, Bardem was asked to perform as Desi Arnaz in “Being The Ricardos.”
“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.”
You can see the complete conversation with Bardem and Craig in the video below: