Benedict Cumberbatch truly is a man of the moment.
Not only will he soon be returning to the role of Sherlock Holmes, in the third series of the hit BBC drama, but the 35 year old actor is also involved in at least three major Hollywood movies which are in various stages of pre or post production.
On top of all this – and we wonder how he finds the time – it has been confirmed today that the British star had landed a guest starring role in The Simpsons.
The new career development came about, after a chance meeting which occurred in the building in which the animated show is produced.
Cumberbatch admitted that when he heard The Simpsons was being recorded on the premises, he insisted on having a nosey and ended up taking part in one of the episodes.
‘I heard there was a part going in an episode,’ Cumberbatch said. ‘I said, “I hate to muscle in here guys but could I record it?” Next thing, I’m standing in a room with all those famous voices; Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa.’
Sounds pretty amazing! There have been no details yet on what the role is, but we expect that news to break by the end of the summer.
Benedict follows a long line of famous faces that have previously shown up in Springfield, including Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Lady Gaga, Tom Hanks, Gordon Ramsay and Russell Brand.
Meanwhile, Cumberbatch has been speaking out about his new sex symbol status.
The ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ star spoke specifically about a fan Twitter account named @Cumberb***hes, which has 26,000 followers and admitted that he wishes he had known he would be so popular when he was a young, gangly teenager.
“I wish my 15-year-old self had known about my allure to the opposite sex,” he told British magazine InStyle. “It’s flattering, though I worry about what it says for feminism, it’s quite a pejorative term? Cumberbabes might be better.”
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