In a recent interview, Daniel Craig
discussed the revelation that his character in the Knives Out
film franchise is gay.
In Glass Onion: A Knives Out
Mystery, Craig, 54, reprises his role as detective Benoit Blanc.
Speaking with Deadline, Craig
said that he doesn't want viewers to “get politically hung up”
over the film's casual reveal that his character is queer.
“The less of a song and dance we make
about that, the better, really, for me, because it just made sense,”
Craig said. “And also, as I said at the LFF [London Film Festival],
who wouldn't want to live with the human being that he happens to
“It's nice. It's fun. And why
shouldn't it be?” he
added. “I don't want people to get politically hung up on
Rian Johnson, who wrote, directed, and
produced both Knives Out films, told reporters at the London
Film Festival that Blanc is “obviously” living with a man.
“There's nobody in the world I can
imagine in bringing me more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with,”
Also appearing in the film are Natasha
Lyonne, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson,
Lesie Odom, Jr., Dave Bautista, and Ethan Hawke. Credited as playing
themselves are Hugh Grant, Yo-Yo Ma, and the late Angela Lansbury and
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
arrived in theaters on November 23 and premieres on Netflix on