While addressing his character, he said, "He's a scientist and he's totally deformed."
The 32-year-old actor also opened up about honoring Ridley Scott's 1982 Oscar-nominated classic Blade Runner in the film, which is set 30 years after the original.
He said, "It's not pressure, it's a blessing. But for me, I do everything that I do to the full extent like it's the last one. I feel an obligation to Captain Phillips -- that's my goal. So every time I have an opportunity, I like to do what I can, because I'm all about this ."
In Blade Runner 2049, Barkhad -- who's also known for Eye in the Sky (2015) and will team up with Evan Peters in the drama Dabka later this year -- joins forces with Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista and Blade Runner alum Harrison Ford.
The much buzzed-about film opens October 6, 2017.
What do you think of Barkhad's character? Are you looking forward to the release of Blade Runner 2049? ~Matthew Pariselli