Daniel Craig couldn’t understand why everyone was obsessed with his Knives Out co-star Chris Evans’ jumper in the film.
The former James Bond – who stars as detective Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson’s whodunnit franchise – couldn’t get his head around the cable knit sweater Chris’ alter-ego, Hugh Ransom Drysdale, wears in the 2019 flick.
Daniel, 54, told BBC Radio 1: ‘It’s the bit that goes over my head. I don’t understand. It’s like, so Chris Evans is wearing a jumper.’
Confused: Daniel Craig couldn’t understand why everyone was obsessed with his ‘Knives Out’ co-star Chris Evans’ jumper in the film
‘It’s like he’s naked or at least naked from the waist down, wearing a jumper. I’m like, ‘He’s just wearing a jumper.’ News is like, ‘Chris Evans wears jumper!’
He added: ‘Sure, it’s a living. He does it very well. He wears it very beautifully.’
The sequel, ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’, has just been released. But Rian has just confessed that he is annoyed that ‘Knives Out’ is included in the title.
The filmmaker says he worked hard to ensure that the original flick and the recent release felt like separate movies that could exist independently of each other and he was not happy with the full title.
‘It’s just a jumper!’: The former James Bond – who stars as detective Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson’s whodunnit franchise – couldn’t get his head around the cable knit sweater Chris’ alter-ego, Hugh Ransom Drysdale, wears in the 2019 flick
Speaking to The Atlantic, he said: ‘I’ve tried hard to make them self-contained. Honestly, I’m p***** off that we have ‘A Knives Out Mystery’ in the title. You know? I want it to just be called ‘Glass Onion’.
‘I get it, and I want everyone who liked the first movie to know this is next in the series, but also, the whole appeal to me is it’s a new novel off the shelf every time. But there’s a gravity of a thousand suns towards serialized storytelling.’
Daniel is the only actor from the first film to return for the second movie.
And Rian also admitted that he would have preferred a longer theatrical release from Netflix.
He said: ‘I’d love it to be longer; I’d love it to be in more. But also, I appreciate that Netflix has done this, because this was a huge effort on their part, and the chains, to reach across the aisle and make this happen. I’m hoping it does really well so we can demonstrate that they can complement each other.’
‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ co-stars Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.
The sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out, sees James Bond star Daniel Craig reprising his role as master detective Benoit Blanc as he takes on a new case revolving around a tech billionaire and his old friends.
‘Self contained’: The director, 49, says he worked hard to make the original Knives Out and its sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery feel like separate movies that could exist independently of each other.
The 54-year-old actor stars in the American mystery film alongside Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr.
With Glass Onion coming out just a couple of months after Musk acquired Twitter, Rian noted how strange the similarities were between the movie and real life.
‘It’s so weird. It’s very bizarre,’ he said. ‘I hope there isn’t some secret marketing department at Netflix that’s funding this Twitter takeover.’
Billionaire: Glass Onion follows a tech billionaire, played by Edward Norton, who invites a group of friends to a private island near Greece.
Rian also talked about putting the movie into the context of the pandemic. He explained, ‘You’re building a little microcosm of society with the suspects and the power structure within the suspects.
‘It’s this thing we all went through and we now have all these encoded signs for getting insights into these characters, like their mask choice.’
Taking to Twitter to draw comparisons between the Bron character and Musk, one user wrote: ‘Bloody h*ll. Now that I think of it, Edward Norton’s character is so reminiscent of Elon Musk’, which was also reported by NME
Another user tweeted: ‘D*mn, real brave of Netflix and Glass Onion to outright call Elon Musk an absolute idiot and still have a Twitter account.’
Someone else seemed to sum up a number of comments by writing, ‘Is Glass Onion a thinly veiled dig at Elon Musk? [sic]’
Pandemic: Rian also talked about putting the movie into the context of the pandemic. He explained, ‘You’re building a little microcosm of society with the suspects and the power structure within the suspects’