Hugh Grant on His ‘Glass Onion’ Cameo: “It Is True, I’m Married to James Bond”
Gumshoes who watched Glass Onion on Netflix over the holidays were treated to some fun celebrity cameos from legends like Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim, and an A-list actor, Hugh Grant, who turned up as Benoit Blanc's husband.
During a recent interview with Collider, Grant was asked how his Glass Onion cameo came about, which he answered: "It is true, I'm married to James Bond," referring to his onscreen partner, Daniel Craig, who played 007.
"It's the tiniest little moment," the Paddington 2 actor continued. "I don't really know why they wanted to do it but anyway, I thought Knives Out 1 was brilliant, and so yeah, I thought why not? I turn up for a few hours..."
As Logo previously reported, at last year's London Film Festival, when was asked about a scene in Glass Onion where it appears that Blanc has a male live-in lover, and if that makes the detective queer, writer-director Rian Johnson replied: "Yes, he obviously is."
Without revealing the actor's identity, Johnson teased: "There's nobody in the world I can imagine in bringing me more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with."
Even Craig added: "No spoilers [but] who wouldn't want to live with that person?"
When Glass Onion hit theaters for a limited release back in November, Grant was revealed as the actor playing Blanc's husband, Philip.
Early in the film, Grant's voice can be heard offscreen, but viewers finally see him later, in a scene that takes place at Benoit's impeccable apartment. Philip answers the door in an apron, looking like he was interrupted during a baking session in the kitchen.
This isn't the first time Grant has played queer onscreen. He starred in the 1987 classic British period romance, Maurice, and more recently he played Jeremy Thorpe, a closeted member of Parliament, in A Very English Scandal, for which he received an Emmy nomination.
Grant is only in Glass Onion for a brief moment, but maybe we will see more of him in Knives Out 3?