Daniel Craig Reveals One Hurdle He Had To Overcome Before Filming Knives Out Sequel

The James Bond star forgot a key component of his character in the time between Knives Out and its sequel.
Daniel Craig pictured last year
Daniel Craig pictured last year
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Daniel Craig needed a refresher when it came to resurrecting his distinctive Kentucky accent from Knives Out.

The former James Bond actor admitted that at some point after starring in the 2019 whodunnit, he forgot how to put on the Southern voice he used in it.

During a recent interview with Empire, Daniel – who reprises his character, renowned detective Benoit Blanc, in the upcoming sequel Glass Onion – said he’d lost the ability to speak in the detective’s voice before filming began.

“I went away to work with an accent coach for three or four months before we started shooting [the sequel],” he said.

“I’d forgotten the accent and I didn’t want to do a pastiche. I wanted to make it as grounded and as anchored in reality as possible.”

Daniel is no stranger to developing accents. He played a bank robber who spoke in a high-pitched Southern twang in the 2017 heist comedy Logan Lucky.

His co-star Riley Keough told Insider at the time that the English actor spoke in the accent “the whole time” because “he wanted to not lose the voice”.

“If I saw him at the hotel after shooting he would be doing the voice,” Riley said. “It was really funny.”

Director Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel will follow Benoit Blanc as he “travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of suspects,” according to Netflix.

The thriller is set to star Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will premiere in select theaters on a to-be-announced date, and globally on Netflix on 23 December.


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