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Director reveals Daniel Craig's character in Knives Out is 'obviously' gay

Director reveals Daniel Craig's character in Knives Out is 'obviously' gay

The long-awaited sequel just dropped on Netflix

The director and writer of the wildly successful Knives Out movies has revealed that Daniel Craig's character is 'obviously' gay.

Fans across the globe praised the first whodunnit mystery when it dropped in 2019, so much so that it still has a 97 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

So it's no surprise people were excited for the recent sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which dropped on Netflix internationally today (23 December).

Ahead of the recent release, Rian Johnson spoke at the London Film Festival press conference where he was asked all about the sexual orientation of Craig's Detective Benoit Blanc.

The reporter questioned if a scene showing the character living with a man implies he is gay, to which the filmmaker replied: "Yes, he obviously is."

While Johnson didn’t disclose which actor played Blanc's love interest, he teased: "There’s nobody in the world I can imagine bringing me more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with."

Daniel Craig portrays Detective Benoit Blanc in the Knives Out films.

Previously, the director revealed during the Toronto Film Festival that he's willing to make more sequels with Blanc 'until Daniel blocks me on his phone'.

The sequel also marks the last credit for Angela Lansbury, who appears in a video call as herself, having passed away in October aged 96.

It comes full circle for the late actor, best known for the long-running crime drama series Murder She Wrote in which Lansbury played Jessica Fletcher, an acclaimed mystery writer.

During the London Festival Film press conference, Craig marvelled at Lansbury and noted how 'honoured' he was to have her a part of the movie.

He said: "Angela Lansbury has been in my life all my life. I mean my favourite film is Bedknobs and Broomsticks."

Stephen Sondheim, the murder mystery authoring legend who passed away last year at 91, also made an appearance in the upcoming film.

Johnson admitted he was stunned after getting the two icons to sign on.

The late Angela Lansbury makes an appearance in the sequel.
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He said: "They were so kind and so generous. When we thought, 'My God, do you think they would ever do it?'

"We didn't think they would and both of them were so cool and Angela was so fun.

"I went to her house with my laptop to film her doing her little bit and she's like, 'I don't know what any of this means so just tell me if I'm saying it right'."

The director added that working with Lansbury and Sondheim was 'really special' for a 'murder mystery junkie' like himself.

Alongside these legends, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery also stars Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe and Katherine Hahn, and is available to watch on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix, Daniel Craig