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Benedict Cumberbatch: I'm So Ready to Play a Dumb Character!

Benedict Cumberbatch: I'm So Ready to Play a Dumb Character!

Benedict Cumberbatch gives a sultry stare on the cover of T, The New York Times Style Magazine‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 37-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On what he says to fans who love Sherlock: “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.”

On avoiding stopping to talk to fans: “If you pick a point far behind them they perceive you as not seeing them, and you’re the obstacle they have to get around. There is a way of just shadowing through. The higher the walls, the more dark the windows, the bigger the sunglasses – the more people are going to look. The greatest disguise is learning how to be invisible in plain sight.”

On playing a series of very smart characters: “I am so ready to play a really dumb character.”

For more from Benedict, visit T Magazine. Bigger cover inside…

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  • maria

    he did play one in august osage county :P

  • Maddy

    I’m pretty sure you changed around what he meant. Saying that he goes out of his way to avoid his fans makes him sound like a$$hole. He probably meant avoiding paparazzi. Or just trying not to cause a scene not intentionally be mean. Now I understand the frustration celebrities have with interview and blog sites. You turn things around to be what they are not.

  • lola

    Love him, hope he comes out in more movies!!!

  • sweetness

    he looks incredible…forget playing dumb characters put him in some incredible romance film..

  • English

    I still don’t get it. #cumberbitches. Nope, don’t get it.

  • xXx

    @English: you(re not the only one

  • CJ

    You can be my boyfriend, they usually turn out to be as dumb as a turnip

  • allforusophia

    “On avoiding stopping to talk to fans”. Yeah, no, that’s not what he was asked. He was asked about negotiating big-city crowds. I understand that you were hoping for some controversy, but next time maybe read the article before writing about it? Just a thought.

  • helen

    The most adorable actor on the planet.

  • Shamu

    He’s “unattached” and spends time with Zachary Quinto. Uh huh.

  • minnie

    he is really bad looking, I mean he’s got a very scary face! but he seems a down to earth guy.

  • SS

    Grumpy asshole. The latest season of Sherlock was absolute horseshit. But that’s more the writers’ fault than his.


  • Inga

    Benedict <3

  • Lola

    Uff, JJ … hell of a misquote! Shame on you!