LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Daniel Craig attends the "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" European Premiere Closing Night Gala during the 66th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 16, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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Daniel Craig Is Bringing A James Bond Level Of Dedication To The Knives Out Franchise
Daniel Craig is one of the first names that comes to mind when you think about top-tier performers who routinely put their bodies on the line for the sake of their roles. However, even though his 007 career is over, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t put in the same amount of dedication to his newfound success and role in the "Knives Out" franchise.
"Knives Out'' director Rian Johnson spoke about Craig’s work ethic saying he understands the physical demand of James Bond movies, but he also didn’t "want to underplay the amount of work he puts into these ['Knives Out'] movies. He works his ass off and in order to make it look cool and breezy and effortless, a hell of a lot of effort goes in on his part behind the scenes."
As one of the only performers to make the jump from the first murder-mystery installment to the sequel, Craig's Benoit Blanc obviously acts as the glue holding this franchise together. It’s why it’s endearing to hear that Craig pours just as much prep work into an original whodunnit as he did with one of the most popular franchises on the planet.