Janelle Monae feels rewarded that audiences enjoy ‘Glass Onion’.
The 37-year-old star appears in the ‘Knives Out’ sequel as Helen Brand and has won acclaim for her work, but insists the opportunity to work on the film is an honour.
Janelle told Collider, “There’s no awards committee that owes me anything. My reward has already come with the work itself.
“It rewards me every time I think about working with Rian Johnson. That’s the reward. When I work with Daniel (Craig), Kate (Hudson), Edward (Norton), Leslie (Odom Jr.), Kathryn (Hahn). ), Madelyn (Cline), Jessica (Henwick), Dave (Bautista), Noah (Segan), that’s the payoff, right?
“Being in this movie is the reward. Touching people. People watching the movie twice, three times, four times, that’s the reward. You know what I mean? You just go with gratitude and point to something that love and you’re talking about this experience that meant a lot to you. It all means a lot.”
Janelle revealed how emotional she got during the film’s final sequence, where her character confronts billionaire Miles Bron (Norton), and thanked her cast mates for their support.
She said: “Everyone was so there for me during that time. I felt embarrassed because I was deeply moved, I remember, and they just said, ‘It’s okay.’ That’s all right. That’s why we’re here. ‘
“That was a moment I remember going home and being like, these are really my friends. Forget about the performance, forget about the people we have. That was a human-to-human moment that I’ll always remember “.