Daniel Craig Mocks his own accent on SNL
Daniel Craig hosted this week’s Saturday Night Live. During the show, the actor made time to re-enact his over the top Southern accent he adopted for his hit last year, Knives Out. The actor ends up mocking himself about the accent.
About Knives Out
Rian Johnson directs the movie that proved to be a huge hit last year, grossing over $300 million worldwide. Moreover, it even scored an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. It soon became a cultural phenomenon.
Craig plays a detective Benoit Blanc who’s a quirky southern gentleman. Chris Evan’s character in the film calls him “Foghorn Leghorn drawl.” Fans were thrilled to hear the English man, Daniel Craig, speak in the Southern accent.
A sequel for Knives Out
The original screenplay has been such a huge success that a sequel is already in development. Luckily, Rian Johnson is returning to write and direct it. But Daniel Craig is the only cast member to return. He will be entangled in another mystery and will have to solve it during the course of the sequel.
At Saturday Night Live
In the SNL sketch, Craig plays himself and meets Johnson. When Craig is asked if he can re-enact the Southern accent for the audience, he brings out his quirky, eccentric accent coach (played by Beck Bennett). And Beck has clearly never heard a genuine Southern accent before. The audience is left in tears from laughter after the brief, comedic sketch at SNL.