- “Glass Onion” director Rian Johnson confirmed at a press conference that Benoit Blanc is queer.
- In a particular scene in the “Knives Out” sequel, it appears Blanc has a male lover.
- “Glass Onion” opens in theatres on November 23 and arrives on Netflix on December 23.
“Knives Out” director Rian Johnson confirmed that lead character Benoit Blanc is queer.
A particular scene in the sequel, which was watched by Insider, indicates that Blanc is living with a man. When asked during a press conference at the London Film Festival, whether this means the character is queer, Johnson replied: “Yes he obviously is.”
Johnson added, referring to the actor who cameos as Blanc’s lover: “And there’s nobody in the world I can imagine in bringing me more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with.”
Craig then said: “No spoilers [but] who wouldn’t want to live with that person?”
While “Glass Onion” arrives on Netflix on December 23, the movie will have a limited theatre run across the US on November 23. The main cast includes many up-and-coming stars as well as established actors such as Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr, and Janelle Monáe.
According to the film’s trailer, Blanc is on a trip to Greece to solve his latest case which involves a new set of eccentric characters. The actors themselves also went to Greece to film the movie during the pandemic, which Hahn said brought the cast closer.
“It did feel like we were this traveling circus together which added, I think, to the texture of the movie,” The “WandaVision” actress said during the press conference. “That kind of closeness that we were able to create under those circumstances really added [to the movie].”