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Javier Bardem Surprised Daniel Craig With The Perfect Birthday Performance

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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:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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