Jessica Henwick on why Rian Johnson needed to cast her in Knives Out 2

The Matrix Resurrections isn’t the one much-anticipated sequel Jessica Henwick is concerned with. She’s additionally a part of the all-star ensemble cast for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel. While talking with THR, Jessica Henwick defined her “long and convoluted” historical past with Rian Johnson and why the director was “morally obligated” to cast her in Knives Out 2.

I like Rian. Hes the nicest. I even have a protracted and convoluted historical past with Rian. When I used to be a teen, I watched Brick in faculty and I beloved it. We had to watch it for movie class. So I googled him, and his electronic mail, again then, was public. So I wrote him a fan electronic mail, and he by no means responded.

Seven years later, Jessica Henwick appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as X-Wing pilot Jessika Pava. She was set to reprise her function in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, however Rian Johnson reduce her out of the undertaking. So when the script for Knives Out 2 got here her means, Jessica Henwick revealed her backstory and joked that Johnson was morally obligated to cast her in the sequel. “I was like, ‘I have a bone to pick with you!’ And of course, he was forced he was morally obligated to cast me in Knives Out,” Henwick stated, laughing. “So now we have a protracted historical past between the 2 of us, however hes good.

Jessica Henwick added that the primary motive she needed to do Knives Out 2 was the chance to research Rian Johnson. She was in the midst of directing her personal brief movie, Bus Girl, and Rian Johnson gave her directing recommendation and let her shadow him on and off all through the manufacturing. In addition to Jessica Henwick, Knives Out 2 additionally stars Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monae, Kate Hudson, and Ethan Hawke, not to point out Daniel Craig reprising his function of Detective Beniot Blanc.

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