Daniel Craig has spoken about the recent confirmation that his Glass onion a character is gay and says “it’s normal. But we don’t make a song and dance to it”.
The actor reprises his role as master detective Benoit Blanc in the film Knives out sequel, which was released in theaters in November and arrives on Netflix later this month.
Blanc’s sexuality was at the heart of much speculation given that the film has a certain scene that suggests Blanc is living with a man. Director Rian Johnson has since confirmed that the character is gay.
Speaking about his character’s sexuality revelation in a new interview with The Sunday Times, Craig said that when you make movies, “you have to reflect life. And that [gay] relationship reflects people in my life”.
The 54-year-old added: “It’s normal. But we don’t want to make a song and dance to it. It just feels right.”
The Independent has reached out to a representative for Craig’s for further comment.
Johnson said: “It just made sense for me and Daniel [for Blanc to be queer]. We didn’t want to be polite or cute about it. We just wanted it to be the reality of the character.”
The James Bond star has previously said he doesn’t want audiences to be “politically hung up” on Blanc’s sexuality.
Last year, the actor opened up about his own sexuality when he appeared at restaurateur Bruce Bozzi’s Lunch with Bruce podcast.
In it, Craig addressed reports that he and Bozzi were spotted kissing at a gay bar called Roosterfish in Venice Beach, California in 2010.
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“For me, it was one of those situations and, and the irony is, you know, we ran into something, I think, that was kind of weird because we weren’t doing anything wrong,” Craig told Bozzi.
“What happened is we had a good night and I was talking to you about my life when my life was changing and we got drunk and I was like, ‘Oh, let’s just go to a bar, come on, let’s f ***ing get out.’ And I was just like, I don’t give a damn and we’re in Venice [California].”
Craig went on to say that he has been going to gay bars “for as long as I can remember”.
“One of the reasons, because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often… because aggressive d*** swings in straight bars, I just got really sick of [it].”
He said the gay bars were a safe place to be and that “you don’t really have to describe your sexuality”.
“And I could meet girls there,” he added. “Because there are a lot of girls there for the exact same reason I was there. It was kind of mystical.”
Craig has been married to actor Rachel Weisz for 11 years. The couple tied the knot in June 2011.
Glass onion The cast includes Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr, Jessica Henwick and Kate Hudson.
It will be released on Netflix on December 23rd.
This article was amended on 13 December 2022 by The Sunday Times updated Craig’s quote to say that the relationship in the film reflects “people in my life” not that it “reflects my life” as originally posted.