Benedict Cumberbatch is a busy man at the moment and is giving many, many… many interviews for his various projects including Sherlock, The Imitation Game and Doctor Strange.
Asked whether he is planning the wedding to his fiancée Sophie Hunter, he replied, “One thing at a time… I’m playing Sherlock now—just about to start—so my main focus is going to be on that.” So Sherlock is his main focus at the moment and although they announced their engagement with an ad in a newspaper they’re not getting married just yet.
Benedict is also getting into comics in preparation for his Dr Strange role. He explains, “Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It’s very different, it’s an Astral Plane. There’s a huge new element to this Marvel universe that’s going to be employed in building this story and this character. But you know, I’m really excited about it, about working with Scott [Derrickson] whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they’re doing.” He joked of reading up for the role, “There weren’t many comics in my household… I’m so deprived… We didn’t have Marvel so much. But you can bet your bottom dollar I’m reading them now, avidly.”
Benedict also gave his entire life story, his measurements and PIN to the Wall Street Journal, apparently, as they joked about their own heavy-handed editing because Benedict never stops talking!
Finally, Benedict and everyone else in Hollywood posed for The Movie Issue of W Magazine. His cover is above, you can see some of the other covers below and the rest at W’s website.
Benedict tells W Magazine about his life “Both my parents are actors, and they discouraged me from the profession. But I thought their lives were so romantic. I did loads of plays when I was at school. It was all boys, so I got to play girls. It’s scary how epicene (androgynous) I was. I got the female thing down. My parents were a little worried at that point—they thought they’d lost me to the other side of the board.”