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Benedict Cumberbatch Visits 'Ellen' For the First Time & Talks Fans Calling Themselves 'Cumberbitches'

Benedict Cumberbatch Visits 'Ellen' For the First Time & Talks Fans Calling Themselves 'Cumberbitches'

Benedict Cumberbatch is all smiles as he makes his very first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Wednesday (January 14).

The 38-year-old actor talked to Ellen about expecting a baby with his fiancee Sophie Hunter, photo bombing Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes, and opened up about his fans naming themselves the Cumberbitches.

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“They did, I definitely didn¹t. That’s part of my problem,” Benedict expressed. “I just went ladies, this is wonderful I’m very flattered, but has this not set feminism back a little bit? Empower yourselves if you’re going to get silly about a guy with maybe a little bit more of a sort of you know a high-regard, self regard thing. But yeah, they were very sweet. They wrote back and were like well we didn’t mean any harm to feminism we¹re just having a little bit of fun with your name.”


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  • Utope

    He’s such a gentleman! In every regard.

  • Blah!

    He is a feminist and proud of it. Did you read it, Kaley Cuoco?

  • Guest

    It’s interesting, he usually comes across as being charismatic, but in this interview he seemes to be a little uncomfortable and/or awkward…anyway, I read that Netflix will no longer supply BBC productions, does this include Sherlock?

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Fans can be funny. These fans are obviously are hardcore. Maybe they should have a splinter group called the CumberFems.

    Brent Spiners’ girls used SpinerFems.

    You read it here first.* :-)

    * No Cumberbitches nor CumberFems were hurt in the writing of this post.

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