Daniel Craig’s Southern accent when he returns as Detective Benoit Blanc may sound a bit different in the sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Partly because Craig worked on a more “scared” southern accent for the part, but also because he forgot how to do the accent in the first film.
“I had forgotten the accent and didn’t want to do a pastiche,” says Craig. empire magazine in a recent interview. So, to prepare for the role again, Craig says he worked with an accent coach for about four months before the Knives Out sequel began filming.
“I wanted to make it as grounded and grounded in reality as possible,” Craig continued.
Craig’s fried southern drawl in Knives Out struck the right balance between comedic and subdued, but it looks like his drawl for the sequel will be more grounded and realistic.
Funny as it is, Craig forgot the accent as he also sported a southern drawl in Steven Soderbergh’s southern heist Logan Lucky.
Like detective heroes of the past, Glass Onion will see Detective Benoit Blanc return for an all-new mystery with a new cast. Set on a private Greek island, Blanc will have to solve a new murder among a new cast of suspects.
They will include Edward Norton as a tech billionaire, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr, Jessica Henwick, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.
Glass Onion will premiere on Netflix after the streamer bought the rights to two Knives Out sequels for $450 million. Which means that once Glass Onion is over, Craig will be back for a third Benoit Blanc mystery, though he’ll hopefully remember the accent the third time.
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