Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals His "Huge Concern" Over Playing WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals His "Huge Concern" Over Playing WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

When Benedict Cumberbatch signed on to play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, he knew he was up for a challenge. Not only does the controversial figure have a distinctive look, but when Benedict reached him by e-mail, he tried to convince him not to make the movie. We caught up with Benedict at the Toronto International Film Festival to get his take on the true motivations of the man he plays and his dramatic physical transformation — bleached eyebrows and all.

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