In Seemingly Impossible News, Benedict Cumberbatch Tells ‘GQ UK’ That He Can’t Get A Girlfriend
Cumberbatch covers GQ UK’s January 2014 issue, in which the Sherlock star told what I think is a joke, based on its sheer absurdity: “It is harder [meeting women], because people think they know more about you than they actually do. And you can’t control that…You can’t control perceptions of you.”
Benedict finds it anti-feminist. Fight the patriarchy and call yourself a “Cumber-collector” instead!).
Cumberbatch also took the time to defend himself against allegations of being hoity-toity: “All the posh-baiting that goes on… it’s so predictable, so domestic, so dumb. I’m an upper middle-class kid. I know that’s counted as posh, but then I know people who I would call posh, and I don’t talk like them.”
This is probably why the Fifth Estate actor and I could never date, because I assumed that he was, in fact, a very posh lad – and why wouldn’t he be, with a full name like Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch? However, much like the tagline of MTV Diary, Benedict’s credo is “You think you know, but you have no idea.”
I know that everything I do now will have flavors of Sherlock. Everyone wants those dark, complicated anti-heroes and, of course, I play them. But I also plays Charles in August: Osage Country, an everyman; he’s not super-sleuthing or cracking code or breaking algorithms. I play Ford in 12 Years A Slave and Alexander in Stuart: A Life Backwards – he’s a pretty open book; smart man though he is, the complexity is all about Stuart.
So, Cumber-collectors, join me in pledging that you will never pigeon hole the actor again. And let us know in the comments below – what’s your favorite Benedict role so far?