Benedict Cumberbatch Fan Asked the Most Awkward Question Ever About His "Yumminess" — VIDEO

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends 'The Imitation Game' Premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 9, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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If it wasn't so damn hilarious, I don't think I would even be able to watch this clip — that's now cringeworthy and "yikes"-inducing it is. During a Q&A in Toronto to promote his new film The Imitation Game with the rest of the cast (including an extremely lovely-looking Keira Knightley), Benedict Cumberbatch took some questions from fans that I guess he presumed would be about the film. Clearly, though, he doesn't look at his tag on Tumblr, because presuming any fan would ask him about the film was a mistake. A complete and utter mistake. Instead, the ballsy fan asked Benedict Cumberbatch if she could, and I quote, "feast on [his] yumminess."

How flustered Cumberbatch gets is adorable, yes, but — YIKES.

Knightley looks amused as hell, which is totally understandable, and Cumberbatch goes on to respond the only way he knows how: Politely, despite how awkward he feels.

"I'll answer the first part of your question, which is . . . Christ. Sorry, I'm taken. I did not go into this Q&A about a gay icon who killed himself at 41 thinking I'd have to answer questions from someone who wants to taste my deliciousness."

Yeahhh, I should mention at this point that The Imitation Game is about Alan Turing, a legendary British mathematician and computer scientist who cracked Nazi Germany's Enigma code — a key step in assisting the Allies in winning World War II — and was later arrested as prosecuted for maintaining a homosexual relationship in the 1940s. It was during a Q&A for this film that a fan thought it would be a suitable time to ask if she could "feast on his yumminess."

Yep. Check out the video below.

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