Daniel Craig Says He ‘Flatly Ignored’ Instructions To Speak With A Southern Accent In Knives Out Sequel

Daniel Craig Says He ‘Flatly Ignored’ Instructions To Speak With A Southern Accent In Knives Out Sequel

Daniel Craig hilariously admitted that he “flatly ignored” instructions to speak with a southern accent in his new movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

The 54-year-old actor, who plays private detective Benoir Blanc in the mysterious sequel, made the confession during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show on Friday.

And when asked about Angela Lansbury’s cameo, he replied of the late star, who died in October at age 96: “It was her last screen performance.” She was so good. I was a fan – Bedknobs and Broomsticks is still one of my favorite movies.’

Funny: Daniel Craig hilariously admitted he 'flatly ignored' instructions to speak with a southern accent in his new movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Funny: Daniel Craig hilariously admitted he ‘flatly ignored’ instructions to speak with a southern accent in his new movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

He added: “There was a very minor stage direction in the script that said Benoir Blanc has a subtle, lilting southern drawl, which I clearly completely ignored!”

Speaking about whether there will be more Knives Out movies, he said: “Rian (Johnson) and I talk about it all the time and we’ll make them while people are laughing and enjoying them, and we’ll leave when they do.” t.’

Graham also welcomed Strictly contestant Fleur East, BBC newscaster Clive Myrie, actor Sir Ian McKellen, comedian John Bishop and singer Charlie Puth.

In character: The actor, 54, who plays private detective Benoir Blanc in the mysterious sequel, made the confession during an appearance on Friday's The Graham Norton Show.

In character: The actor, 54, who plays private detective Benoir Blanc in the mysterious sequel, made the confession during an appearance on Friday’s The Graham Norton Show.

Fleur, speaking of Strictly and her perfect scores in Blackpool, said: “It’s the most iconic week on the show and to get there and get such great scores was amazing, especially as it’s been hard to be at the ball twice and have a lot of harsh criticism. .

When asked about Strictly Curse, the Sax hitmaker, who married long-time partner Marcel Badiane-Robin in 2019, said: “The show has been a blessing to my marriage, it’s been great.”

‘We’ve been together for 12 years and how often in your marriage do you dress and look different every week, and can you do all these sexy dances in front of your husband?

Hilarious: said:

Hilarious: He said, “There was a very minor stage direction in the script that said Benoir Blanc has a subtle, lilting southern drawl, which I clearly completely ignored!”

Big fan: When asked about Angela Lansbury's cameo in the film, he replied:

Big fan: When asked about Angela Lansbury’s cameo in the film, he replied, “It was her last screen performance.” She was so game’

‘After the Argentine tango it was as if we were getting married again! It was wonderful.

Clive, on covering the war in Ukraine, said: “I was asked to go and I thought, ‘I’ve never been and he’s not going to invade, so why not?’

“We landed and ate very well, it was sunny and there were people around and then between the 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm news bulletins, the atmosphere completely changed and at 2:30 am it invaded. It was extraordinary.

Incredible: Graham also welcomed Strictly contestant Fleur East, BBC newscaster Clive Myrie (pictured), actor Sir Ian McKellen, comedian John Bishop and singer Charlie Puth.

Wow!  Clive, covering the war in the Ukraine, said:

Incredible: Graham also welcomed Strictly contestant Fleur East, BBC newscaster Clive Myrie (pictured), actor Sir Ian McKellen, comedian John Bishop and singer Charlie Puth.

What a pair!  Ian (left) and John (right) joined Graham to discuss starring together in the West End pantomime Mother Goose.

What a pair! Ian (left) and John (right) joined Graham to discuss starring together in the West End pantomime Mother Goose.

Talented: Fleur, speaking of Strictly and her perfect scores in Blackpool, said:

Really?  When asked about the Strictly curse, the Sax hitmaker said:

Talented: Fleur, speaking of Strictly and her perfect scores in Blackpool, said: “It’s the most iconic week on the show and to get there and score that well was incredible.”

When asked about hosting Mastermind and whether he was worried about his reputation by moving away from serious journalism, he said: “That’s not what I’m worried about because it’s always good to show people that you’re not some robotic newsreader.”

“I was worried about following in the footsteps of radio talent John Humphrys and Magnus Magnusson, that was the concern.”

Ian and John joined Graham to discuss starring together in the West End pantomime Mother Goose.

In his element: Charlie performed his new single Loser, before joining Graham for a chat

In his element: Charlie performed his new single Loser, before joining Graham for a chat

Interesting: Talking about how everyday sounds inspire him, he said:

Interesting: Talking about how everyday sounds inspire him, he said, “You can make music out of anything,” before demonstrating how the beep of a car’s ignition can create new music.

Ian, speaking of playing the lead, said, “I wanted to play a lady once again and Mother Goose is a great role for a lady because she’s the center of the story.”

“When I was a kid, pantos started on Boxing Day and continued through Easter and they used to tour too, so I thought if we put that together, we’d see if it worked. It really is a passion project and I love it, and I’m in love with John Bishop.’

John, speaking about playing Ian’s first husband on stage, and asked if as a stand-up it’s hard to share the spotlight, said: ‘I’m doing it, like everyone else is doing, for the chance to work with Ian.

Speaking of the pantomime, John added: “It’s not about Christmas, it’s about fame and money and chasing your dreams, and realizing they’re not the same thing.” Mixed in with that are some rude jokes and chants!

Charlie performed his new single Loser, before joining Graham for a chat.

Talking about how everyday sounds inspire him, he said, “You can make music out of anything,” before demonstrating how the beep of a car’s ignition can create new music, including his version of the Mastermind tune.

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One on Friday 25 November at 10:40pm Also Available on BBC iPlayer.

Good Watch: The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One on Friday 25 November at 10:40pm Also available on BBC iPlayer (LR: Ian, John, Daniel, Fleur, Clive)

Good Watch: The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One on Friday 25 November at 10:40pm Also available on BBC iPlayer (LR: Ian, John, Daniel, Fleur, Clive)

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