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‘Won’t watch James Bond movies at gunpoint but Daniel Craig as Gay Southern Detective is class’: Internet Falling in Love With Craig’s Benoit Blanc in Knives Out 2

Won't watch James Bond movies at gunpoint but Daniel Craig as Gay Southern Detective is class

Daniel Craig is back as detective Benoit Blanc in the sequel to the 2019 Netflix original Knives Out. Fans and critics loved Benoit Blanc in the first film and are also captivated by the character in the sequel. The film has an incredible cast including Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monet, and Edward Norton, and a number of cameos. However, one particular cameo has caught the eye of the audience as it reveals an interesting fact about the star of the film.

Netflix's Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Fans loved the character and are claiming that Craig’s performance in Glass Onion is much better than what he did as James Bond. Glass Onion follows detective Benoit Blanc solving another murder mystery as he travels to a private island in Greece.

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Rian Johnson Confirms Daniel Craig’s Character is Gay in Glass Onion

The Netflix original Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery brings Benoit Blanc back as he tries to solve another murder mystery on a private island. The sequel has a number of cameos, one of which includes Hugh Grant.

The Love Actually star’s character lives with Benoit Blanc, and fans started assuming the relationship between the two. When the director of the film, Rian Johnson, was asked about their relationship, he confirmed that Daniel Craig’s character is gay in the film.

Daniel Craig Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Daniel Craig Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

He also said that it was not “meant to be something that was a big focus,” but he decided to keep it in the film because it was one of the many facts about the character.

Fans loved the subtle portrayal of Blanc’s love life in the film and are demanding more. Not just that, they also claimed that it could be considered Daniel Craig’s one of best performances.

The Casino Royale star has also said that his character in Glass Onion being gay is simply a reflection of life. “You are supposed to reflect life. And that [gay] relationship reflects people in my life,” he said during an interview.

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Fans Love Benoit Blanc More than James Bond

Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery follows Benoit Blanc as he tries to solve a murder mystery on a private island. After portraying James Bond for a decade and a half, Benoit Blanc was a refreshing character for the actor and for his fans.

A still from Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
A still from Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Playing the same character for this long took a toll on Craig and as his tenure as James Bond came to an end, he made very little effort to hide his irritation with portraying the character.

Daniel Craig took on the role of 007 one last time in No Time To Die. And not just the Logan Lucky star, his fans are also happy to see the actor doing more than just James Bond movies. They shared their thoughts on social media as they praised Craig for putting the best Benoit Blanc out there.

Fans also discussed that the Dream House star seems to love his character in Knives Out much more than he did in the James Bond film series. Fans also said they are happy to see the Layer Cake star is doing something he enjoys.

His co-star, Dave Bautista also claimed that during Glass Onion Craig was the complete opposite of how he was during James Bond. Dave Bautista starred alongside Daniel Craig in the 2015 film Spectre.

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

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.