Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on Good Morning America this morning (October 11, 2013), and prior to his appearance on the morning show, he took time out to poses for fans outside the Good Morning America studios in New York City.
Reports have also stated that Cumberbatch wanted to meet up with Assange prior to filming for the benefit of his portrayal, however Assange refused the meeting and instead told the Sherlock actor to abandon the project. The letter was so well put-together that Cumberbatch reportedly considered leaving the project, only to be enticed back in eventually.
The letter states why, “with inexpressible regret,” Assange turned down Cumberbatch’s invitation to meet with him to discuss the role before filming.
“I believe you are a good person, but I do not believe that this film is a good film,” Assange writes. “I do not believe it is going to be positive for me or the people I care about. I believe that it is going to be overwhelmingly negative for me and the people I care about.”