Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Blessing of Having a Weird Face' (Exclusive Video)
The actor spoke with THR as part of BAFTA's "In Conversation" series, which will debut in full next week.
"It's the blessing of having a weird face -- somewhere between an otter and something people find vaguely attractive."
This was the self-deprecating response of Benedict Cumberbatch, one of Britain’s most talented and popular young actors, to my assertion that he feels sort of "timeless" as an actor.
We spoke last Thursday at The Standard High Line in New York for the first installment of "In Conversation," an exciting new series on which BAFTA and The Hollywood Reporter are partnering to provide artists with a forum through which they can discuss their creative processes in depth.
The full video of my conversation with Cumberbatch will premiere exclusively on this website after the holiday weekend.
Cumberbatch, 37, is coming off a banner year: on television, he starred in the third season of the hit series Sherlock, and he also starred in five films: 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Fifth Estate, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness. Over the course of our time together, we discussed all of these projects and many more.
2014 Emmy Awards
What's Hot In Awards
- Failure, Alarms & After Parties: Chats with The Posies, Dry the River's Peter Liddle and Ghost Town's Kevin McCullough
- This Rapper Just Won The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Marijuana
- Emily Browning: If I Had Gotten That 'Twilight' Role, 'I Would Have Quit' Acting
- This Map Plots Where Your Favorite College Movies Were Filmed
- Miles Teller on One-Night Stands: Don't Let Them Borrow Clothes Because 'You Will Not Get That Sh-t Back'
- Jennifer Aniston & Sandra Bullock Mock Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea Lately' Finale
- Gerard Butler, Vanessa Hudgens, & Selena Gomez Sing Farewell to Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea Lately'
- Chris Hemsworth Gets to Showcase Comedic Side in 'Vacation'