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Benedict Cumberbatch Felt Huge Responsibility Playing Stephen Hawking

Benedict Cumberbatch Felt Huge Responsibility Playing Stephen Hawking

Benedict Cumberbatch is super suave while filming for the third season of Sherlock on Wednesday (August 21) in London, England.

The 37-year-old actor was joined on the set by his co-star Martin Freeman for the day of shooting.

Benedict recently talked about playing genius Stephen Hawking in an upcoming documentary.

“I felt a huge onus of responsibility to get that part of his life right,” Benedict told The Telegraph. “It’s a terrifying prospect to have a completely functioning mind inside a body that locks you in, that keeps you stationary. One of the things I wanted to get right was to show the progression of his condition and show where the instability and fear came from.”

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4 Comments

# 1

Sherlock is a fantastic show. Benedict Cumberbatch is intense and sexy and Martin Freeman is cute and witty.

Looking forward to their upcoming films.

# 2

There’s BC…Mr.Awesomeness.

# 3

It’s inaccurate to say Benedict playing Stephen Hawking in an upcoming documentary. In fact, Benedict played the cosmologist in the 2004 TV film, “Hawking”. Excerpts from that film are being used in the documentary but they weren’t made specifically for it.

# 4

Hawking was in 2004..not upcoming!

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