Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch’s mum wants him to get married and he says he has new found respect for Star Trek!

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch’s mum wants him to get married as she wants grandchildren!

In a recent interview for the Times newspaper, Caitlin Moran was invited to have Sunday lunch with the BBC detective star and his parents, actors Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton.

During the chat Cumberbatch’s mum let a few of her sons secrets slip, including that she is desperate for him to get married so she can become a grandmother.

She asked the reporter:

“Can you just find him a bird? There must be someone in London who’s suitable. I want grandchildren. Please – find my son a bird,”

Her son interjected that he was a late developer: “Very late, 15, 16 – maybe even 17.”
However, he insists that, despite his quirkiness, he was never subjected to bullies during his very public school upbringing, explaining:

“Because my parents loved the f***ing life out of me. So I felt confident about the world. Not entitled.. Just likeā€¦ I could step into the world. Investigate it.”

Meanwhile Cumberbatch went on to use the opportunity to publicly slam the nickname given to his fans, saying that the term Cumberbitches “sets feminism back so many notches.”

He went on to explain:

“It’s not even politeness. “I won’t allow you to be my bitches. I think it sets feminism back so many notches. You are… Cumberpeople.”


On the subject of his new movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness in a separate interview with entertainment.stv, Benedict admits that he was not always a fan of Star Trek, instead option for Star Wars as a child, but that he has a new found respect for the iconic sci-fi series now, explaining:

”I’m not a ‘Star Trek’ atheist! I got a sentimental kick during the reboot, though, so there must have been something there. I think because it was on BBC Two before the six o’clock news.

”But as far as escapism went, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ got more under my skin. I’ve got a respect for ‘Star Trek’ now.

”I remember, even at the time, thinking these were quite tight morality plays and it wasn’t just about the fastidiousness and endless detail that people can obsess over in the Trekkie universe. Which is great.”


The actor, who is currently filming the third series of Sherlock with co-star Martin Freeman, went on to express a desire to be included in the future when the third film in the JJ Abrams trilogy is created:

”He knows where I live, and I’ll always put another audition online for him should he need it. Yeah, that would be dreamy!”

Star Trek: Into Darkness is out in cinemas now, watch a trailer for it in the clip below: