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6 Things We Learned From Benedict Cumberbatch's New Interview

Mar 7 2014 - 12:00pm

Benedict Cumberbatch graces the March cover of T Magazine [1], and the accompanying interview shows us yet another intriguing side of the star. By now, it's no secret who Benedict Cumberbatch is [2] or why he's so sexy [3], so at this point, we're just enjoying the process of getting to know him better. Keep scrolling for our favorite revelations from his T Magazine interview.

He thought Khan, his Star Trek character, should have just been blown up at the end.

His character ended up frozen in a pod in space, and Benedict mused, "That was a stupid thing to do. [The Starfleet Command] should have just blown me up."

He played Queen Titania in his high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

“I played the queen of the fairies.”

He thinks he looks like Sid from Ice Age.

Next, he wants to play a really dumb character.

In light of the cascade of intense roles he's played recently (including, most recently, British cryptographer Alan Turing), he said, "I am so ready to play a really dumb character."

He thought his Time magazine cover was a joke.

"It's one of the more bizarre levels of success. Someone sent me a photograph of it, and I thought, 'Some fan has got hold of a photo and done one of those neat apps where they impose your head on something.'"

Source: Time [4]

Even celebrities love him as Sherlock.

The article mentions that Harrison Ford [5] declared himself a fan of Benedict as the character, and once, Ted Danson chased him through a crowd yelling, "Sherlock!"

Actually, though, he's not a huge fan of the character himself. "I always make it clear that people who become obsessed with him or the idea of him — he'd destroy you. He is an absolute bastard."

Source: BBC [6]

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