Daniel Craig has stated that his character in the Blades Out sequel Glass Onion’s LGBT romance “reflects” his own life.
The former James Bond actor recently returned to the film series as investigator Benoit Blanc, the newest instalment of which was released in theatres last month and will be available on Netflix on December 23.
Glass Onion includes a sequence in which Blanc appears to be living with a male friend, and director Rian Johnson confirmed to Confidential that the character is “clearly” in a gay relationship.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Daniel was asked about this, and he responded that while producing films, “you are expected to represent life.”
“And that [gay] connection represents my life,” he said.
“It’s natural,” the actor continued. But we don’t want to turn it into a song and dance. It simply seems right.”
Blanc’s companion in the film is played by another well-known British actor, who appears in a cameo role.
“The less of a fuss and dance we make about it, the better, frankly, for me, because it simply made sense,” Daniel previously remarked of their on-screen connection (via Deadline).
“And, as I remarked at the LFF, who wouldn’t desire to dwell with the human being with whom he happens to share a home?” It’s pleasant and enjoyable. Why should it not be? I don’t want individuals to get too caught up in politics.”