Ever since Sherlock hit our screens back in 2010 its main star Benedict Cumberbatch has been flung into the limelight in more ways than one.
Not only has the charismatic English actor taken TV to a new dimension with his superb portrayal of the infamous London detective originally penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, earning him more TV and film offers than he can count. He is also a bit of a dish!
Within minutes it seems Cumberbatch fever swept through the country with a huge fan following so dedicated to the curly haired star they even re-named themselves his ‘Cumberbitches’.
However, despite this growing adoration towards him, not to mention being named Sexiest just about every title you can think of from just about every poll going, Benedict Cumberbatch has always remained modest!
He’s never really embraced this new sex symbol title, and has often been heard exclaiming that he doesn’t know what all the fuss is about. Now, in a recent interview with Polish magazine W Cztery Oczy, Cumberbatch joked that calling sexy is just cruel.
Discussing his new dreamboat status, he admitted:
“Hmm, it is weird, shocking and… cruel.
“I have no doubt that Sherlock subdued all his needs, along with sexual ones, to his work. I think the opinion that he has no experience in that matter is an anathema, a total antagonism to what is believed.
“Apparently fans were ok with that or wanted to comfort me and started repeating that I was sexy until they actually believed I was. I’m harder to convince, because I am a habitual doubter.”
Yeah, you’re still not convincing us Benedict.
The actor then went on to discuss what it had been like having his real life parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, brought in to the show last series to play Sherlock’s mum and dad:
“They’re both actors with great history in film and theatre and happened to have time when the producers of the series contacted them with an offer.”
“I dare say no one could have done that better. They were nervous when they first arrived at set, but I was doing my best to calm them down. Later on I could only admire them getting into their roles and build relations with their on screen son.
“It was a surprisingly fantastic experience. In the future, I’ll be showing these episodes to my grandchildren!”
Watch the scene with Benedict’s real life parents in Sherlock in the clip below: