Benedict Cumberbatch & Michael Fassbender Had a Dance Off In "Perfect Male Harmony" & the Photographic Proof is Glorious
Somehow I missed it when it was actually happening — let's blame the glory of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — but at last year's Golden Globes Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch shared a beautiful moment of dance. It was dubbed a "dance-off" in the ensuing description — and reveled in because they were touching arms and it was really attractive — but Cumerbatch would like to clear that up: There was no competition, it was simply a meeting of the souls.
The clear-up comes via Vulture, which posted a compilation of quotes from their interview with Cumberbatch that didn't make it into their initial profile of him. But that doesn't mean they're not still great. On that dance moment, the Imitation Game star had this to say:
Everyone’s called that a dance-off. We were dancing together, as grown men should. There’s no 'off' about it. We were dancing 'on.' We were together, in perfect male harmony. We were grooving around and dancing back-to-back. It wasn’t like, 'You go,' 'No, you go,' 'You throw your shit down, I throw my shit down' — there was no competitive streak to it at all.
Thanks for the clarification, buddy.
All I can say is that now, more than ever, I need actual video of this moment to surface. All we've got is one lonely — albeit joyous — photo.
Oh, and these: