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“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” the highly anticipated sequel to “Knives Out,” is releasing in select theaters on Nov. 23, with plans to hit Netflix on Dec. 23. This go-around, famed detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is joined by an entirely new star-studded cast, including Birdie (Kate Hudson), Duke Cody (Dave Bautista), Andi (Janelle Monáe), Claire (Kathryn Hahn), Peg (Jessica Henwick), and Whiskey (Madelyn Cline) as they travel to Greece to stay with an old friend, Miles Bron (Edward Norton). That’s when the games begin.
Set on a beautiful estate in the Mediterranean, as opposed to a Massachusetts mansion like the 2019 mystery film, “Knives Out 2” sees Detective Blanc take on a more relaxed vacation vibe (even though the cast are feeling anything but after a murder is committed). The setting of the new film directly influenced the hair and makeup design, but you won’t see any typical vacation beauty looks here.
“They’re all friends who knew each other years back, [but] they’ve all taken different paths in life,” Jeremy Woodhead, the film’s hair and makeup designer, tells POPSUGAR. Some of them have had an easier time than others, which Woodhead wanted to display in their looks. “We wanted to reflect that kind of money, rich, and over-experienced feel with a lot of them, and with others, who aren’t quite as successful, we played it down a bit. We exaggerate the difference between those who’ve made it big and those who struggled later in life.”
Keep reading to learn more about the inspiration behind each character’s look, from Hudson’s ever-changing, over-the-top hair and makeup to Bautista’s tanned and tatted persona, and get some behind-the-scenes intel into why Cline clutches a few of her hair extensions in one scene.