Director reveals Daniel Craig's character in Knives Out is 'obviously' gay
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The writer and director of Knives Out, Rian Johnson, has confirmed that Daniel Craig's character in the movie is gay.
During the London Film Festival press conference for the highly anticipated sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, a journalist asked Johnson about the sexual orientation of one of the film’s leads in the whodunnit mystery, according to Vulture.
The reporter asked if a scene showing detective Benoit Blanc living with a man implies he is gay, to which the writer/director replied: “Yes, he obviously is.”
While the director 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.”
Previously, Johnson also revealed during the Toronto Film Festival that he’s willing to make more sequels with Blanc ‘until Daniel blocks me on his phone’.
The flick will also mark the last credit for Angela Lansbury, as she’s set to appear in a video call as herself.
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, as per Business Insider.
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, will also make an appearance in the upcoming film.
Johnson admitted he was stunned after getting the two icons to sign on.
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.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will also star Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe and Katherine Hahn and is set to be released on November 23.
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