Daniel Craig reveals he “flatly ignored” a key director’s instruction while working on Knives Out
Daniel Craig has revealed he “flatly ignored” a key director’s instruction while filming the 2019 crime film knife out.
In the film, Craig plays southern sleuth Benoit Blanc, a role he’s now reprising in the Netflix-produced sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
The James Bond star was praised for his comical portrayal of the character, which used a heavy accent that several critics compared to cartoon rooster Foghorn Leghorn.
At a performance on The Graham Norton Show On Friday (November 25), Craig discussed how his characterization of Blanc differs from what was originally written in the script.
“There was a very small stage direction in the script that said Benoit Blanc had a subtle, lilting Southern accent, which I clearly flatly ignored!” he joked.
Craig then argued glass onionwhich features a number of surprising celebrity cameos – including one by the late Angela Lansbury.
“It was her very last appearance on screen,” he told presenter Graham Norton. “She was so playful. I was a fan bedknobs and broomsticks is still one of my favorite films.”
Craig was also asked about the possibility of more Knives Outfilms in the future. Following the success of the original Knives Out, Netflix agreed with Craig and director Rian Johnson to produce two sequels, but the possibility of more sequels remains open.
“Rian and I talk about it all the time,” Craig admitted. “We’ll do them as long as people laugh and enjoy them, and we’ll walk away when they don’t.”
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In a press conference earlier this year, Johnson was asked about Benoit Blanc’s sexuality and confirmed that the character is indeed LGBT+.
Earlier this week, Craig said he didn’t want fans to “get politically involved with the character’s sexuality.”
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be in theaters through November 29th before arriving on Netflix on December 23rd.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/daniel-craig-graham-norton-knives-out-b2233424.html Daniel Craig reveals he “flatly ignored” a key director’s instruction while working on Knives Out