The all-star cast of Glass Onionthe continuation of 2019 detective film Knives outwalked the red carpet in London Sunday evening (Monday morning AEDT).
Daniel Craig returns as world-renowned detective Benoit Blanc with an all-new ensemble cast to unravel another murder mystery as a group of friends reunite on a remote island.
Edward Norton tells 9Honey Celebrity filming the movie in Greece during the pandemic had a silver lining of bringing actors together to play crime-solving games off-screen.
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“It was such a big group and the whole process felt like an adult summer camp, it really was,” he said on the red carpet at the closing gala. London Film Festival.
“Like about as much fun as you can have making a movie… It was the COVID lockdown so we weren’t allowed to go out on the weekends so pretty much we all ended up together in a bar and played mafia.”
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For actress and singer Janelle Monaeshe was surprised to find that the actor playing White wasn’t as good at solving crimes as her on-screen character.
“Daniel Craig isn’t really good at playing murder mystery games,” she said of the shoot.
“He’s outstanding in the movie, but he’s always like, ‘Oh, what’s that? I can’t do that.’ So it was fun to see one of the greatest detectives on screen say “What is this werewolf game?”
“We had so much fun outside of filming – director Rian Johnson, who I’m so grateful for giving me this role, would invite us on weekends to do these mystery nights and karaoke.
“I was dressing up, I remember having like a pipe and a mustache and in full character, so I think it’s the affair that actually happened in Greece that’s close to my heart. I have the feel like I’ve won a family.”
Although the Oscar-nominated actor Leslie Odom Jr. was unwilling to reveal too many details about the shooting.
“Yeah, well, some things have to stay in Greece,” he told 9Honey Celebrity with a laugh.
“We really had a lot of fun and I think…we were all so grateful to be back at work to work with each other overseas. So there was a real palpable sense of gratitude and joy that I ‘hoped to appear on filter.’
For the actress Catherine Hahnwho plays a politician who she says is a “mixture of a lot of things that go on in American politics,” it was a chance to bring her family with her.
“My daughter had like an all-kid baking class,” she told 9Honey Celebrity on the red carpet.
Hahn says she still dreams of Greek salads after her first visit to the country and calls the filmmaking experience “just the best. It was the best”.
Whereas game of thrones Actress Jessica Henwick said the star ensemble made her identify even more with her character Peg, who is the personal assistant to model-turned-designer Birdie Jay, played by Kate Hudson.
“The characters are very established in their personal and professional lives, they have a world of experience, and I felt like a baby on set because I was working with these actors who are infinitely better than me,” Henwick said. at 9Honey Celebrity on the red carpet.
“And I was just like, yeah, I felt like Peg for sure.”
Writer and director Rian Johnson says the long list of big-name actors taking part in the sequel still surprises him.
“I look down the line and I’m amazed that we’ve got this cast together,” he told 9Honey Celebrity on the red carpet.
“I have not written [the script] with all the actors in mind except Daniel, who I knew would return.
“I learned it was a path to heartbreak because inevitably if you have someone in mind, you can’t have them…so I just finished the script and then we saw who was available, who wanted to work.
“And honestly, I can’t imagine anyone else in those areas.”
For the only returning actor in the film franchise, Craig, it was this line that rivaled the original (which starred Christopher Plumber, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de ArmasChris Evans and Toni Collette among others) who he claims got him signed on for a sequel.
“Rian Johnson is the reason I wanted to do it again and also the fact that he brought together such an amazing, very funny, amazing cast,” Craig told 9Honey Celebrity on the red carpet.
“I was just in a very lucky position. I couldn’t say ‘no’.”
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be in cinemas across Australia for a week from November 23 before streaming on Netflix a month later from December 23.
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