- “Glass Onion” star Daniel Craig didn’t want to make a “song and dance” of Benoit Blanc’s queerness.
- Last month, director Rian Johnson confirmed that the character is queer.
- Craig said that he didn’t want the audience to get “politically hung up” about it.
Daniel Craig said that he didn’t want to make a big deal of Benoit Blanc’s sexuality in the “Knives Out” sequel so that people don’t get “politically hung up” on it.
Last month, Insider reported that during a press conference for “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” at the London Film Festival, director Rian Johnson confirmed that the lead character Benoit Blanc (Craig) is queer. In the film, which opened in theaters Wednesday, there is a particular scene that indicates Blanc is living with a man.
In a new interview with Deadline, Craig said that he was fine with the plot point being revealed at the festival despite his dislike of spoilers.
“The less of a song and dance we make about that, the better, really, for me, because it just made sense,” he said. “And also, as I said at the LFF, who wouldn’t want to live with the human being that he happens to live with? It’s nice, it’s fun. And why shouldn’t it be? I don’t want people to get politically hung up on anything.”
“Glass Onion” follows Benoit Blanc as he is invited to take part in a murder mystery game on a lavish Greek island. He is joined by several new characters played by a star-studded cast including Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monae.
Madelyn Cline, who also stars in the film, recently told People that she had a “little freakout” in a bathroom after meeting her famous costars for the first time.
“Daniel had everyone over to his villa for dinner, and it was nice because it kind of brought everyone together,” Cline said. “I was nervous because I know them [as] characters that they’ve played, but I don’t know them. I had my little freakout when I first met everyone. I had to go to the bathroom and I was like, ‘You’re good, you’re good.’ And then from there on out it was just a good time.”
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” is in theaters now.