Asked if he had any regrets about the kiss and making it public during an interview on U.K. breakfast TV show "Lorraine", the actor said "no" because the affectionate moment came due to pride over an idea he put into a shared scene.
"I was the new kid on the block coming in with a lot of ideas," he explained. "I happened to have one that worked and it made it into the film so I think it earned him picking me up and giving me that kiss."
"She's a great writer to begin with, whether you look at 'Fleabag' or 'Killing Eve'," he gushed. "She's extremely talented in so many different arenas."
"We were talking about a scene over the phone and I said, 'This is a very climatic moment, are you sure we should interject humour here?' And she said, 'Well he just can't help himself can he?' She had a very good sense of who the character was."
The first trailer for the movie debuted on Wednesday, December 04, with one big reveal the fact that Safin won't be the film's only Bond villain as Christoph Waltz, who played Blofeld in previous instalment "Spectre", was shown in the movie being interrogated while incarcerated.
"No Time to Die" is out in April.