Benedict Cumberbatch's Reddit AMA Was Perfectly Cheeky and Charming
The Fifth Estate, a thriller about Julian Assange and the Wikileaks controversy, opens Oct. 18. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, whose blockbuster status continues to rise astronomically, and on Friday, Cumberbatch participated in an AMA on Reddit. Sherlock and Star Trek fans flooded the site with their questions for one of the least typecast actors on screen today, and Cumberbatch answered just the way you would have expected — with thoughtful, intelligent responses oozing with charm and just enough cheekiness. Benedict, THIS is information the world NEEDS TO KNOW.
It started out with the actor having a bit of introspection on “high class problems” and discussed how he likes interviews to go:
And when it came to his most recent starring role as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, Cumberbatch provided insight on how he approached such a zeitgeisty film. He also responded to how Assange recently attacked Cumberbatch and the film:
Naturally, it didn’t take long for the AMA to spiral into the world of Benedict Cumberbatch sexual fantasies. This time, he provided the fan fiction. A user asked, "Do you, Matt smith, and Tom Hiddleton have cheek bone polishing parties?" To which Cumberbatch responded, spawning thousands of-soon-to-be-memes:
Oh don’t worry Benedict, the Internet is on it.
Moving, on Reddit users were delighted to find that Cumberbatch also has nerdy taste when it comes to his favorite films:
Users also found that Cumberbatch is quite the comedian. He gave us zingers, ever so many ZINGERS to these burning questions:
QUICK. whats in your pocket right now?
How Are you typing?
If I make a brand of pants called “CumberBritches” will you endorse them:
Has your sass increased since working with Martin Freeman, or were you always this sassy?
Is it hard to keep the secret of how Sherlock survived? Do you ever have the urge to tell someone? If so, how do you cope?
It seems as though Mr. Cumberbatch always gets the last laugh. Especially when he pulls on our heart strings. When asked what he'd like to be for Halloween this year, he replied:
It's not a surprise, considering how quickly his star has risen in recent years. When asked to reflect upon his more sudden fame, Cumberbatch responded:
And just to make sure there was plenty of swoon-worthy material out there (as if there wasn't enough already), when asked what his favorite childhood memory was, he simply responded:
Also, if you were wondering, if Benedict Cumberbatch could share the screen with any muppet, he'd want it to be Animal. And now the Internet, please get ready for Benedict Cumberbatch as Animal Halloween costumes.