D’oh! Benedict Cumberbatch wants a role on The Simpsons alongside Stephen Hawking!

by Lynn Connolly

According to The Sun today, Sherlock and Parade’s End star Benedict Cumberbatch would love to voice a role on The Simpsons alongside his buddy Stephen Hawking.

The paper states, “The Sherlock actor has been pals with Hawking since playing him in a 2004 BBC drama. And he wants to work with him on the American series.”

The gorgeous Benedict told TV Biz, “I think if the Simpsons had anything to do with it, then Sherlock and Stephen Hawking would get on really well.

“Sherlock would probably talk a lot and Stephen would probably cut him down with one brilliant word.”

But on the subject of Sherlock, Benedict refused to reveal any spoilers, saying only, “We start filming the next series of Sherlock in January. I can’t say any more.”

Meanwhile, Benedict has revealed to Shortlist that he found some of his sexy scenes in Parade’s End a tad awkward…

Fans may recall that in one scene, his co-star Rebecca Hall – who plays Christopher’s wife Sylvia in Parade’s End – rode Benedict like a horse in a train carriage!

Of that, he said, “We laughed our ar*es off – there was a lot of wasted film that day. But [it’s good to] giggle at the silliness rather than get uptight.

“I’m really good friends with [Rebecca’s] other half as well, which must have been odd.

“’How was your day, darling?’ ‘Well, I was just riding Benedict in a train carriage…’”

Benedict is of course hot property right now, and when asked if he finds the constant attention overwhelming at times, he said, “Yeah, sometimes you want to go, ‘I actually do mind having a photo taken because it’s one o’clock in the morning and I’m off my face.’
“Nine times out of ten, I’m absolutely fine with it. But sometimes it’s just really bad timing.”

Well personally, I’ve yet to see a bad photo of Benedict! Have you seen one?

Anyway, here’s a reminder of Benedict playing Stephen…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.