Although Philip could just be a roommate or houseguest, Johnson made it very clear when he was asked if Blanc is gay: “Yes, he obviously is.” And talking about Grant’s character, he added: “There’s nobody in the world I can imagine in bringing me more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with.”
The director added: “It just made sense to Daniel and me. We didn’t want to be coy or cute about it.”
Grant himself said: “It is true, I’m married to James Bond. It’s the tiniest little moment. 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…”
And Craig was even more open about the situation.