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Simu Liu Recalls His Starstruck Moment With Benedict Cumberbatch

Simu Liu Recalls His Starstruck Moment With Benedict Cumberbatch

Simu Liu is opening up more about his introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The 32-year-old Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star opened up to fans in a recent AMA and recalled one particular moment with Benedict Cumberbatch that still stands out to him today.

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Simu was asked by one fan: “What is one thing you could not have foreseen or prepared for since the news broke of your casting that is less obvious to fans of the franchise at large?”

It was then he shared the moment of “the warm and comforting feeling of Benedict Cumberbatch’s hand on my shoulder at Comic-Con. Like a supportive but also sexy father.”

Simu even shared an image of the exact moment, which you can see here.

In another interview on SiriusXM’s Pop Culture Spotlight with Jessica Shaw, Simu opened up further about that exact moment.

“Four days after I was cast I was at Comic-Con but basically, we all got ushered onstage to take this group photo and I feel this hand on my shoulder,” he shared. “It’s Benedict Cumberbatch. Doctor Strange has his arm around me.”

He continued, “[Cumberbatch] said, ‘Welcome, welcome, I’m so happy for you,’ and literally that picture was taken in that second. It’s immortalized forever somewhere.”

Just recently, Simu also opened up about the advice he got from another Marvel star.

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