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Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Fatherhood, Fan Base, & More in 'Vanity Fair'

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Fatherhood, Fan Base, & More in 'Vanity Fair'

Benedict Cumberbatch shows off his bulging bicep on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s November 2016 issue, on newsstands October 11.

Here’s what the 40-year-old Doctor Strange star had to share with the mag:

On fatherhood: “Having a baby—it’s massive. And on a very unexpected level. Suddenly I understood my parents much more profoundly than I ever had before.”

On his fan base: “I’m glad I’m bringing a ray of sunshine to an otherwise dull day, being imagined eating fritters shirtless. But, I don’t know, it makes me giggle. I don’t look at myself in the mirror and go, ‘Yeah, absolutely! I see what they’re saying!’ I see all my faults and everything that I’ve always seen as my faults.”

On what’s next: “It’s a sappy answer, but the truth is I want to seek some thrills at home.”

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