Glass Onion premiere: Edward Norton, Daniel Craig and Janelle Monae on the set of the Knives Out sequel, ‘It was like summer camp for adults’ | Australian exclusive

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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The cast of Glass Onion, sequel to 2019’s Knives Out, at the London Film Festival closing gala (LR: Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Leslie Odom Jr., Ram Bergman, Janelle Monáe, Daniel Craig, Rian Johnson, Edward Norton , Kate Hudson , Dave Bautista and Kathryn Hahn). (Getty Images for BFI)

“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.

Edward Norton attends the
Edward Norton told 9Honey Celebrity that filming the film in Greece during the pandemic had a positive side, describing it as an “adult summer camp” experience. (Getty Images for BFI)
Janelle Monae attends the
Janelle Monae, she was surprised to find that the actor playing White wasn’t as good at solving crimes as her on-screen character. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f)

“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.

Leslie Odom Jr poses for photographers as he arrives for the film's premiere
Leslie Odom Jr wasn’t willing to reveal too many details about the shoot. (Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)

“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.

Kathryn Hahn poses for photographers as she arrives for the film's premiere
Actress Kathryn Hahn took her family for filming in Greece and says she still dreams of the food there. (Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)

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.

Jessica Henwick attends the
Game of Thrones actress Jessica Henwick said the all-star ensemble identified her even more with her character Peg (Getty Images for BFI)
Kate Hudson poses for photographers as she arrives for the film's premiere
Kate Hudson stars in the murder mystery as former model-turned-designer Birdie Jay. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

“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.

Director Rian Johnson poses for photographers as he arrives for the film's premiere
Writer and director Rian Johnson says the long list of big-name actors taking part in the sequel still surprises him. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

“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.

Daniel Craig attends the
Daniel Craig says he’s working with Johnson again, and that line of stars got him signed for a sequel. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f)
Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Leslie Odom Jr., Ram Bergman, Janelle Monáe, Daniel Craig, Rian Johnson, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista and Kathryn Hahn take a group selfie during the
The cast pose for a group selfie at the film’s European premiere. (Getty Images for BFI)

“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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