Daniel Craig had to relearn the accent he used for Knives Out before shooting the Glass Onion sequel.
Speaking to Empire magazine, the No Time to Die star admitted he forgot the accent he used for the first film, which was shot in 2018, and had to relearn it before production began on Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery last June. year.
The actor revealed he hired a dialect coach to work with him for up to four months to regain the accent of his Detective Benoit Blanc character, who has been described as a ‘Kentucky-fried Foghorn Leghorn drawl’. by Chris Evans’ character in the first film.
“I went to work with an accent coach for three or four months before I started shooting,” Craig said in his interview. “I had forgotten the accent and I didn’t want to do any pastiche. I wanted it to be as down to earth and as grounded in reality as possible.”
Craig is the only character to return for Rian Johnson’s next thriller. The new ensemble cast consists of Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista, among others.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will begin the film festival circuit at the Toronto International Film Festival next month before hitting Netflix on December 23.