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Benedict Cumberbatch Explains Why He Wanted to Play Thomas Edison in 'The Current War'

Benedict Cumberbatch Explains Why He Wanted to Play Thomas Edison in 'The Current War'

Benedict Cumberbatch is celebrating the premiere of his new film The Current War!

The 43-year-old actor hit the red carpet at the event on Monday evening (October 21) at AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City.

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He was joined by his wife Sophie Hunter as well as co-stars Michael Shannon and Tuppence Middleton.

Benedict, who played Thomas Edison in the film, recently opened up about his decision to play another scientist after portraying others in the science field in the past.

“The lure for this wasn’t just another scientist, but it was another extraordinary human being. It was tempting, had some aspects that I had never played before. I always try to look for work that gives me something new to think about,” Benedict told Innovation & Tech Today.

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