Daniel Craig Couldn’t Quite Remember His ‘Knives Out’ Accent Before Filming The Sequel

Daniel Craig wanted a refresher when it got here to resurrecting his distinctive Kentucky accent from “Knives Out.”

The actor admitted that in some unspecified time in the future after starring within the 2019 whodunit, he forgot the way to placed on the Southern voice he utilized in it.

Throughout a current interview with Empire, Craig — who reprises his character, famend detective Benoit Blanc, within the upcoming sequel “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” — mentioned he’d misplaced the flexibility to talk within the detective’s voice earlier than filming started.

“I went away to work with an accent coach for three or four months before we started shooting [the sequel],” Craig mentioned. “I’d forgotten the accent and I didn’t want to do a pastiche. I wanted to make it as grounded and as anchored in reality as possible.”

The James Bond alum is not any stranger to creating accents. He performed a financial institution robber who spoke in a high-pitched Southern twang within the 2017 heist comedy “Logan Lucky.”

Craig’s co-star Riley Keough advised Insider on the time that the English actor spoke within the accent “the whole time” as a result of “he wanted to not lose the voice.”

“If I saw him at the hotel after shooting he would be doing the voice,” Keough mentioned. “It was really funny.”

Director Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” sequel will observe Blanc as he “travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of suspects,” in keeping with Netflix.

The thriller is ready to star Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” will premiere in choose theaters on a to-be-announced date and globally on Netflix on Dec. 23, in keeping with the movie’s Instagram web page.