Daniel Craig, who plays Chris Evans in Knives Out, is still perplexed about how his co-sweater star’s came to be regarded as an iconic piece of clothing by viewers worldwide. Craig played the private investigator Benoit Blanc in the Rian Johnson-helmed whodunit movie, which had its theatrical debut in late 2019. Evans played Hugh Ransom Drysdale, the grandson of a well-known crime author whose passing sparks the plot’s core mystery. A bulky cable knit sweater that Ransom is wearing in a scene where he is visiting with his grandfather’s carer Marta Cabrera (Ana de Armas) caught the attention of many viewers and sparked a wave of memes praising the outfit.
Before the Netflix sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery debuted, BBC Radio 1 spoke with Craig. He admitted that he still doesn’t know why the sweater took off the way it did while thinking back on the first movie. He said he was confused by the response, claiming that people reacted as though Evans was “kind of nude from the waist down” Below is his whole quote:
It’s the bit that goes over my head. I don’t understand. It’s like, so Chris Evans is wearing a jumper. It’s like he’s naked or at least naked from the sort of waist down, wearing a jumper. I’m like, “He’s just wearing a jumper.”
News in is like, “Chris Evans wears jumper” [But] sure, it’s a living. He does it very well. He wears it very beautifully.
What is the most recognizable outfit worn by Chris Evans in Knives Out?
There is no doubt that the sweater has captivated the public’s attention, despite the fact that some people may concur with Craig’s appraisal of the garment. Numerous figures, including Baby Yoda, Buzz Lightyear (whom Evans portrayed in Pixar’s Toy Story spinoff Lightyear), and even the Glass Onion ensemble, have been photo-shopped with the sweater throughout the years. The Chris Evans movie scene is not the only one that has gone viral on the internet throughout the years, though.
Naturally, the actor appears in some of the most popular GIFs wearing very little. This contains animated depictions of various scenarios, such as one in which the character in the 2011 romantic comedy fetches the newspaper while remaining completely bare. What’s Your Number? is the scene in Captain America: The First Avenger where a naked Steve Rogers first emerges from the machine following the administration of super soldier serum. Another GIF from the spoof movie Not Another Teen Movie, where he is wearing nothing but whipped cream in a nod to Varsity Blues, slightly blurs the line between being a costume and being nudity.
A few further Evans outfits have garnered internet notice among the barrage of memes. In addition to his leather jacket bad boy movie star style from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, several Captain America costumes have also received attention (particularly when analyzing how the look has evolved through time). The Knives Out sweater, however, has established itself as a fan favorite ever since it first appeared three years ago, despite the abundance of variants.
Below is the full interview given to BBC Radio: