‘Glass Onion’ virtually included Janelle Monáe and Edward Norton overlaying David Bowie
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller is filled with Rian Johnson whodunit goodness, however do you know it virtually included a tribute to musical legend David Bowie?
Glass Onion solid members Janelle Monáe and Edward Norton revealed at a Nov. 14 press convention that they filmed a scene the place their characters jam out to Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” collectively. (Monáe has lined the tune previously.)
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The scene is a flashback to the early days of the friendship between tech disruptors Miles Bron (Norton) and Cassandra “Andi” Model (Monáe). In it, Andi sings “Moonage Daydream” whereas Miles accompanies her on guitar. Their mates Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn) and Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson) dance alongside on the facet “like go-go dancers,” mentioned Johnson.
Shot on the finish of a capturing day, round 1 a.m., the scene was meant as an example Miles and Andi’s friendship earlier than it soured. “We had been making an attempt to think about issues that they could’ve performed within the bar when it was good, after we’re bonding,” defined Norton.
“To point out the deep connection,” added Monáe.
Monáe and Norton are each huge followers of Bowie, in order that they approached Johnson with the concept the Glass Onion bar the place Andi and Miles hang around may need had an open-mic evening. Norton even contacted somebody he is aware of at musical instrument firm Gibson as a way to get a reproduction of Mick Ronson’s Black Magnificence Les Paul guitar for Miles to play within the scene.
Whereas the scene was filmed — “Rian indulged us with two takes,” mentioned Norton — it was lower from Glass Onion. Upon listening to this, interviewer Josh Horowitz exclaimed, “Launch the Bowie lower!”
Nevertheless, if Johnson will get his means, we would by no means see the footage.
“It is such an unimaginable reminiscence of this surreal late evening, the most effective live performance on the earth for like seven folks standing round in a basement bar in Belgrade,” Johnson mentioned. “It is so romantic, I virtually wish to burn the footage.”
In case you’re nonetheless craving a David Bowie-Glass Onion crossover, you are in luck. Hold your ears extensive open for Bowie’s tune “Starman,” featured within the Glass Onion bar bonding scene — maybe as a tribute to what may need been.
Glass Onion is now on Netflix.