Skip to main content

Glass Onion cast take you behind the scenes of the latest Knives Out mystery

In Glass Onion, the latest entry in the Knives Out franchiseBenoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) heads to Greece to solve another case at a murder mystery party between friends on a tech billionaire’s private island. The whodunnit aspect is the signature element of the franchise, but the outstanding ensemble cast has been the standout component of Rian Johnson’s two films. Despite their flaws, the eccentric characters in Glass Onion capture the audience’s attention from the first frame, which is a credit to the chemistry within the cast.

Glass Onion Cast Take You Behind the Scenes | Netflix

“We had so much fun filming, like, we were so familiar with each other,” said Janelle Monáe in a behind-the-scenes interview with the cast of Glass Onion. “We were so comfortable with each other. We laughed … we genuinely liked each other. Everything was memorable because of the people I made the memories with.”

Edward Norton stars as Miles Bron, the tech billionaire who invites his five friends to his private island. These friends include Connecticut governor Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), fashion designer Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson), Bron’s top scientist Lionel Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr.), controversial men’s rights personality Duke Cody (Dave Bautista), and Andi Brand (Monáe), the former CEO of Bron’s company. Along with Birdie’s assistant, Peg (Jessica Henwick), and Duke’s girlfriend, Whiskey (Madelyn Cline), the friends convene at Miles’s Greek mansion, the Glass Onion, with Blanc mysteriously tagging along.

Once the movie heads to the Glass Onion, mystery, hijinks, and hilarity ensues. Because the film was shot during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, the cast spent a lot of time with each other due to the secluded locations and quarantine rules during the production. These forced meetings helped, not hindered, the actors’ performances.

“I’d just like to point out that it was sort of the in the middle of COVID, so we were sort of locked in a hotel together, so we didn’t have much choice,” said Craig to a room full of laughs. “So it was either sort of get on with each other and get drunk.”

A group of people look suspicious in Glass Onion.

Glass Onion premiered on December 23, 2022, on Netflix. After three days on the streamer, the film was number one on Netflix’s streaming charts, with 82.1M view hours. A third film is currently in development, with Craig reprising his role as Blanc and Johnson returning to write and direct.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is now streaming on Netflix.

Editors' Recommendations

Dan Girolamo
Dan is a passionate and multitalented content creator with experience in pop culture, entertainment, and sports. Throughout…
Everything revealed at Netflix’s Tudum 2022 event
Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes 2.

Although Comic-Con finally returned this summer after a two-year absence, Netflix has apparently been holding out on us. Rather than debut many of its top series or movies in San Diego, Netflix has once again put its weight behind Tudum, an annual live-streaming event focused solely on Netflix itself.

And in case you don't recognize the origin of the name Tudum, it's the phonetic spelling of the sound played in Netflix's opening logo for all of its original shows and films. Below is a list of everything that was revealed at the event, which includes a spin-off of the popular Witcher franchise, yet another Pinocchio movie, and bloopers from popular shows like Stranger Things.
Enola Holmes 2
Enola Holmes 2 | Official Trailer: Part 1 | Netflix

Read more
The best films of TIFF 2022
Colin Farrell walks with his donkey in The Banshees of Inisherin.

This was not a TIFF for the ages, and that’s okay: Not every edition of this annual week-plus getaway for cinephiles and cine-sellers is going to offer a string of masterpieces. This year, especially, it was enough that the festival happened at all, returning in full force after those two odd years of remote attendance. I was happy to be back on the ground, racing between the Scotiabank and the Lightbox, augmenting a steady diet of hastily wolfed fast food with the occasional more leisurely meal with friends. So what if the twinkling Steven Spielberg memory play that melted my peers into effusive puddles left me just a little cold? I got to see it on a massive screen, to bask in the glow of the theatrical experience. Even when the movies weren’t great, that was.

And don’t get me wrong: Plenty of the movies were almost great. These were the best ones I saw over the past week—a typically eclectic collection of Cannes holdovers and Toronto world premieres that took me into the distant past and the near future, to outer- and inner space, and far beyond.

Read more
Glass Onion review: a deviously intricate Knives Out sequel
Daniel Craig looks in the camera in Knives Out 2.

Like the drawling Southern detective he has now placed at the center of two fabulously entertaining clockwork whodunits, Rian Johnson should not be underestimated. The writer, director, and blockbuster puzzle enthusiast has a gift for luring his audience onto ornately patterned rugs, then giving their edges a powerful yank. Glass Onion at first seems like a more straightforward, less elegant act of Agatha Christie homage than its predecessor, the murder-mystery sleeper Knives Out. But to assume you’ve gotten ahead of it, or seen every nature of trick Johnson has concealed under his sleeve, is to fall into the same trap as the potential culprits who dare trifle with the great Benoit Blanc (a joyfully re-invested Daniel Craig).

Anyone annoyed by the topical culture-war trappings of Knives Out (all that background MAGA chatter and drawing-room conversation on immigration policy) may be irked anew by how Glass Onion situates itself rather explicitly at the onset of COVID, with an opening series of introductions heavy on face wear and video chats. Even Johnson, first-rate showman that he is, can’t make these reminders of the recent, dismal past very funny.

Read more