Benedict Cumberbatch insists, he’s no sex symbol!
Asked about his Sherlock character’s sex appeal, Benedict insisted that fans were attracted to the idea of Sherlock and not him personally. He insisted, “It’s a projection of work, and that’s why you’re right to ask the question about whether Sherlock is sexy, because I sure as hell ain’t”.
Benedict explained of fans being attracted to a fictional man, “I’ve been around for 10 or 15 years before this happened and I wasn’t on any lists of the millionth most attractive. It’s just very flattering and it makes me giggle, as [fans] know, because it is — it’s sort of silly.” He added, “I think it is a reflection of the work and hopefully how I come across when I’m talking about the work, rather than what I actually have got.”
He isn’t used to his own fame either! He revealed, “I’m still getting used to all of it. There are days when, like everybody, you feel not your best and not yourself and uncomfortable with who you are and not in your own skin and you’d rather be at home under a duvet doing what you do at home.”
He continued of losing his anonymity, “You crave privacy, basically, and you have to get along in the world and see a colleague and go into the office with your cold or your hangover or just whatever the thing that’s griping you. And that’s the same with fame, I guess. There are days you wear it lightly and you don’t mind that people you’ve never met before recognize you when you walk in a room, or there are days when you just wish you were invisible.” He goes into more detail about his role in his NPR interview (via Celebitchy).
Previously, Daily Mail sources reported that Benedict may get married as soon as February. As in THIS February, only a few weeks away. Planning to get married shortly before the February 22 Oscars.
He and fiancee Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child together. Benedict has spoken of how fortunate he has been to meet and be in a relationship with her.
Lastly, in addition to his silly baby names game on The Ellen Show from a few days ago, Benedict appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and tried on a few new names for size.