Hugh Grant is free to express himself now that the Netflix original movie “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” has arrived.
In a recent interview with Collider, which was published on the previous Saturday, Grant, who is 62 years old, made light of his short presence in the Knives Out sequel written and directed by Rian Johnson as the spouse of the investigator Benoit Blanc character played by Daniel Craig.
Grant joked to the publication that he was interviewed about his appearance, “It is true, I’m married to James Bond.”
“It’s the teeniest, smallest tiny scene,” the actor quipped about his presence in Glass Onion. Collider added that Grant would not explain because he was trying to avoid ruining the picture for his co-interviewee Chris Pine, who had not yet seen the newest movie.
According to what Grant shared with the publication, “I don’t really sure why they wanted to do that, but anyhow, I thought Knives Out 1 was amazing.” “And so, in that case, I reasoned, why not? I show there and hang around for a while…”
When a package from millionaire Miles Bron (Norton) is brought to Blanc’s apartment, Grant opens the door and reveals that Blanc is living with a male companion. This occurs when Grant makes a cameo appearance in the film.
“You are expected to be an accurate reflection of life. And those individuals in my life are reflected in that [gay] connection, “Craig, who is 54 years old, discussed the revelation that his character in the movie is homosexual in a recent interview with The Sunday Times.
“It is not abnormal. However, we don’t make a big deal out of it by any means. It simply seems appropriate, “he (the actor) said.
Johnson said to the Times that the character Blanc being gay “simply made sense to Daniel and me,” despite the fact that homosexuality of Blanc was not intended to be a major emphasis of the film.
“We did not want to seem coy or cute in any way on this matter. Simply put, we wanted it to be a part of the character’s background “Johnson, 48, was able to explain.
After its release on December 23rd, the whodunit sequel reportedly became the most-watched movie anywhere in the world on the streaming service Netflix. In the first three days that it was available on the site, it racked up a total of 82.1 million hours of viewing time, and an estimated 35 million homes from more than 93 different countries streamed the movie.
This amount is only a little lower than the first-weekend views that Sandra Bullock’s The Unforgivable received in December 2021, when it received 85.86 million hours of viewing time.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery was given a limited release in cinemas for just one week during the week of Thanksgiving as part of an innovative new distribution strategy. This was one month before the film was made available on Netflix. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie made only a little more than $13 million in American ticket sales.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, acknowledged the loss of “loads” of money at a panel discussion that took place a month ago. He blamed the short theatrical run. However, he said, “This is a promotional strategy similar to film festivals, and if it is successful, we will engage in more of it in the future. We are not attempting to establish a theatrical enterprise; rather, we are working toward the goal of standing out from the crowd.”