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Glass Onion Director Rian Johnson Confirms a Specific Knives Out Scene Had Already Proved Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc Was Gay All Along

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This article contains spoilers for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

The Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig duo brought in a carnival-like fete in 2019 with their immensely enjoyable Knives Out, the dark-wooded, Christie-esque, mansion murder mystery — a closed room sequence which played out as one of the most engrossing mystery thrillers of modern times. Such an immense success definitely called for a sequel, which upon its recent release has now been received with as much critical appreciation as its highly acclaimed predecessor.

Now, in the moments leading up to the success of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the director settles a much-discussed online argument about Daniel Craig’s onscreen alter ego and it couldn’t make the audience any happier.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)

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Daniel Craig Proves Benoit Blanc is Gay in Glass Onion

While Rian Johnson’s ingenious creation definitely makes the enthralled audience return with a happy heart to the perfectly-timed Christmas release of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, there is also something else that has recently garnered the viewers’ attention where the lead is concerned. Daniel Craig, in the sequel, seems to have confirmed beyond doubt that Benoit Blanc is gay when he not only manages to evade the numerous advances of Birdie (Kate Hudson) but also reveals he’s currently living situation with a character played by none other than Hugh Grant.

Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc
Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc

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Even though the second reasoning might not seem too favorable to draw a conclusion as definite as the one in discussion, the Birdie situation is much more complex. It is not only remiss on Benoit that a beautiful woman is attempting to flirt with him but it is evident in his clueless actions toward how he handles the encounter.

Rian Johnson Comments on Benoit Blanc’s Sexuality

In Knives Out, the gentlemanly detective with the infamous Southern drawl made a lasting impression on his audience, an effect that still manages to invoke immense love and adoration for Daniel Craig for visualizing and manifesting the character of Benoit Blanc in all his excess. The personality that was brought alive by the infamous James Bond actor was one that was reminiscent of such eccentric literary detective legends like Agatha Christie’s infamous Hercule Poirot.

Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc
Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc

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But one character trait sets Rian Johnson’s own leading man apart from all the past literary frontrunners. For quite some time now, the flaboyancy of Benoit Blanc has made him the subject of speculations about his sexuality. Whether through his idiosyncracies or Craig’s deliberate portrayal, the audience demanded to get to the bottom of the quest that defined an aspect of Blanc’s inherent identity. But Rian Johnson puts to rest all existing debates, and when asked whether his lead is supposed to be gay, simply replies with assurance — “Yes, he obviously is.”

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is now available for streaming on Netflix.

Source: Deadline

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.