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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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14 Responses to “Benedict Cumberbatch: I'm So Ready to Play a Dumb Character!”

  1. 1
    maria Says:

    he did play one in august osage county :P

  2. 2
    Maddy Says:

    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.

  3. 3
    lola Says:

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

  4. 4
    sweetness Says:

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

  5. 5
    English Says:

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

  6. 6
    xXx Says:

    @English: you(re not the only one

  7. 7
    CJ Says:

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

  8. 8
    allforusophia Says:

    “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.

  9. 9
    helen Says:

    The most adorable actor on the planet.

  10. 10
    Shamu Says:

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

  11. 11
    minnie Says:

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

  12. 12
    SS Says:

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


  13. 13
    Inga Says:

    Benedict <3

  14. 14
    Lola Says:

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

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