A Knives Out Mystery’ Celebrity Cameos Complete Checklist



This tale has spoilers.

The forged of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is so star-studded that it is tough to picture there’d be space for any extra celebs. And nonetheless, Rian Johnson managed to squeeze in a few further famous faces as his hottest whodunnit unfolds, ranging from star athletes to industry legends. Even the ominous “dong” audio on the non-public island arrives from a shock resource.

Even though the film stars Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista, listed here are the celeb cameos that joined them onscreen. Did you catch them all?

Hugh Grant

Just after your once-a-year rewatch of Enjoy, In fact, Hugh Grant pops back again up on your screen this holiday getaway season in Glass Onion. He plays Benoit Blanc’s partner Philip, who answers the doorway when Helen (Janelle Monáe) comes to the detective’s condominium to ask for his aid.

Johnson verified before this yr that Benoit is queer. “Yes, he certainly is,” the director instructed Leisure Weekly. And Craig was fired up for Grant to enjoy his onscreen beau, declaring, “There’s no one in the planet I can think about in bringing me a lot more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with.”

Please, make sure you, make sure you let Philip come back in the future movie.

Angela Lansbury, Stephen Sondheim, Natasha Lyonne, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Early in the motion picture, Benoit Blanc is viewed actively playing Amid Us with an unlikely team over Zoom: veteran actress Angela Lansbury, esteemed composer Stephen Sondheim, Russian Doll star and creator Natasha Lyonne, and NBA wonderful Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. (If only all of our lockdown FaceTime buddies were this iconic.)

It is really potentially one particular of the remaining display appearances for Sondheim, who handed absent previous yr, and Lansbury, who died in October. Johnson informed Entertainment Weekly that he was able to Zoom with the legends himself, history the footage, and edit it into the film. Sondheim was seemingly a admirer of the initially Knives Out and requested to get on a contact with Johnson. “He was at his household, and he experienced blurred out the qualifications. And I received on the Zoom with him, we obtained to chat for about 15 minutes,” the director explained to EW.

Serena Williams

The tennis star seems in a digital training mirror in Miles’ (Edward Norton) gym when Benoit and Helen are acquiring a non-public conversation. Williams seems to be in pre-recorded footage at 1st, but then it turns out she’s basically present on a dwell contact. She asks the duo if they want to work out and, regrettably, they have other small business to manage initial.

Ethan Hawke

The stability guard-like man who welcomes Miles’ visitors in Greece ahead of they boarded the boat for his island was, in truth, Ethan Hawke. His nameless character sprays an unfamiliar disinfectant into the guests’ mouths, apparently making them immune to Covid. Johnson instructed Entertainment Weekly that Hawke was in Budapest filming Moon Knight at the time, so he swung to Greece to movie his cameo one particular day.

Yo-Yo Ma

The acclaimed musician is noticed actively playing cello at an unpredicted gig: Birdie’s (Kate Hudson) apartment bash. He even can help her open Miles’ puzzling invitation when 1 of the clues calls for a know-how of Bach’s repertoire.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Although he regrettably doesn’t appear onscreen, he is the voice at the rear of the booming “dong” sound that rings on Miles’ island every single hour. “He stated the phrase ‘dong,’ and we turned it into a musical observe,” Johnson discovered at the Toronto Film Festival. Mashable details out that this just isn’t Gordon-Levitt’s 1st audible Knives Out cameo. In the authentic film, he voices the crime present that Marta’s relatives is listening to at household.

Jeremy Renner and Jared Leto

These two never show up in Glass Onion IRL possibly, but they are usually title-dropped as Miles shares his island collecting with Jeremy Renner Hot Sauce and Jared Leto Hard Kombucha. One particular of the film’s small mysteries is: What on Earth do those flavor like?

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