Director Rian Johnson shared that he tried to teach The Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury how to play Among us for his cameo in Glass Onionbut admitted she was “not a gamer”.
Talk to The New York TimesJohnson reflects on Lansbury’s cameo in Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheadswho saw the late actress play the popular Innersloth thriller game Among us alongside Natasha Lyonne, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Stephen Sondheim and Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig).
Johnson shared that Lansbury ‘couldn’t have been nicer and more generous’, but admitted she was ‘not a gamer’ when it came to Among usa video game that draws parallels with Knives out and Glass Onion by pitting a team of players against a murderer disguised as a teammate.
“She was very patient in letting me describe the rules of Among us, up to a point,” Johnson said. “At that point, she just said, ‘You know what? Just tell me what the lines are. I will trust you.'”
Glass Onion was Lansbury’s last film appearance, as she died in October 2022 – just over a month before the film was set to debut. According to her family, Lansbury died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles – just five days before her 97th birthday.
Lansbury’s “A-list cameo” was recognized in our four-star review from Glass Onionwho praised the film’s captivating plot and star-studded cast.
“Glass Onion is a bigger, flashier, funnier, twistier, smarter riff on everything that worked well the first time around,” reads our reviewer, who adds that it’s “almost impossible to watch without feeling entitled to something special. ”
As for Among us2022 has been a busy year – in addition to being in Glass Onionthe multiplayer game also participated in crossovers for Space Warlord Organ Swap Simulator and Fortnite.
In other gaming news, Super Smash Bros. Creator Masahiro Sakurai said he’s “semi-retired” and focused on his YouTube channel.