The actor graces the cover of Vanity Fair this month, and to accompany the main story, he filmed this little scene where he drinks and performs magic with a bottle of water. Has water ever been hotter?
Seriously, though, Cumberbatch — who stars in the upcoming Marvel superhero flick "Sherlock" — is amused and a bit bewildered by the Cumberfrenzy. Like when he's told that a fan imagines him eating apple fritters shirtless, he said, "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."
The hysteria surrounding him does trouble the actor, though, especially conspiracy theories that his marriage to stage director Sophie Hunter and their son, Kit, are PR stunts. "I think really it's to do with the idea that the 'Internet's boyfriend' can't actually belong to anyone else but the Internet. It's impossible he belongs to anyone but me," he said. "And that's what stalking is. That's what obsessive, deluded, really scary behavior is."
Might need to dial the Cumbermania down a few notches, people!
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Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Read More