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Daniel Craig can't understand one aspect of Knives Out's popularity

Ali Condon

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Daniel Craig can't understand one aspect of Knives Out's popularity

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Daniel Craig is now a part of yet another hit franchise following the success of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the sequel to Rian Johnson's 2019 original Knives Out.

Both films are a hit, with two all-star casts, two knock-out mysteries that keep you guessing until the very end and, of course, both centred around the ever-charming southern detective Benoit Blanc.

Each one was met with heaps of praise from critics and fans alike - but there's one thing in particular that viewers seemed to be obsessed with and, despite all his detective work, Daniel just can't figure out why.

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This is one mystery even Benoit Blanc can't solve. Credit: Netflix
This is one mystery even Benoit Blanc can't solve. Credit: Netflix

Let's go back to 2019, before Glass Onion existed, right after the first Knives Out film appeared in cinemas.

It was an immediate success, with Ana de Armas stealing the show as the seemingly innocent Marta, who lands herself in a very serious mess after Harlan Thrombey, the wealthy author she has been caring for in his old age, is found dead.

Even when viewers thought they knew where the mystery was going, they were thrown for a loop with plot twist after plot twist.

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Plus, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette led an impressive ensemble of greedy relatives looking to get their piece.

There's no reason why it shouldn't have been a hit.

But, three years later, Daniel was still left wondering why one particular aspect of the film did so well.

And that was Chris Evans's jumper.

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In the film, if you'll recall, Chris plays Ransom Drysdale, Harlon Thrombey's grandson.

Ransom stands out from the other suspects, not just because he's jaded by his family and appears to be the only one who wants to help Marta, but because of his wardrobe.

Yes, it's the jumper. Credit: Netflix
Yes, it's the jumper. Credit: Netflix

In the film, Chris absolutely rocks a white woollen cable-knit jumper. And the people. went. WILD.

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He doesn't wear it for the whole film - or very long at all, really.

But somehow, Chris's jumper became the film's breakout star.

And Craig just doesn't get it.

"It’s the bit that goes over my head,” he told BBC Radio One.

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"I don’t understand. It’s like… so Chris Evans is wearing a jumper.

"I’m like, ‘He’s just wearing a jumper’. [But the] news is like, ‘Chris Evans wears jumper!’.”

But, as well as its mysteries, Knives Out is known for its weird and wonderful outfits - particularly in 2022's sequel Glass Onion.

This time around, it was Daniel's Benoit Blanc who got all the glory from his dapper blue and white pinstripe swimwear, to his bathtub fez cap, or his new affinity for precious little neck scarves.

They're all just darling!

Hopefully he won't mind us all making a big fuss over him this time.

Topics: Film & TV, Daniel Craig, Film and TV, Chris Evans

Ali Condon
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