This is full-on Cumberp0rn. Elle UK is our supplier, our dealer, our enabler of all of our Cumberfixes. I showed everyone the Elle UK special cover featuring Benedict Cumberbatch weeks ago, but Elle UK has finally released more of their editorial, plus some quotes, plus TWO videos. I can’t even describe how beautiful Benedict looks in this editorial. And the videos take the hotness to the next-level. HIS HAIR IS SO GOOD. His skin looks great too. And whoever styled him knows what they’re doing – I would even suggest to Cumby that he should hire this stylist full time for his Oscar campaign. First, here are some interview highlights:
We spent the day with Benedict, 38, rambling around Hampstead Heath, riding his motorbike (a little recklessly) through London, and drinking cocktails at the Chiltern Firehouse. And we talked to him about everything: his work, his childhood, his friendships, his family, love life, Sherlock (of course) and babies. We’ve had better days at work. We just can’t think of them right now.
On his next film The Imitation Game, in which he plays WW2 code-breaker and founder of modern computer science Alan Turing, he says: “It [genius] is a very rich canvas to work with as an actor. Turing is so different to Sherlock. There’s a real subtlety about him; his flourishes aren’t flamboyant, he doesn’t think of himself that highly.”
On his love life, he is sweetly candid. “It’s a really double-edged sword,” he says, about dating post-Sherlock fame. “You know, you discover why people find you attractive – in a relationship or a tryst – and if it’s just to have a go on you or try you out, then I can smell that a mile off.”
It hasn’t made him cynical though. He is most definitely looking for the fairytale: “I hope I’m looking back and going: ‘Oh, that was the moment I got on with life and realised things beyond myself.’ Without using words like ‘marriage’ ‘children’ and ‘family’ – although I have just used those words – put it this way: I hope I’ve got other people to look back with me at that point. I hope I’m surrounded by family.” He’s a feminist too, you know.
[From Elle UK]
Of course he uses a word like “tryst” to describe some sexy one-night-stands or flings. Sigh… a tryst with Bendy. Lovely. As for the “fairytale” of real love, otter-style… he’s actually learned to speak in more opaque terms. I remember a time when he would just come right out and say “I want to married, I want kids, hopefully soon.” He’s changed a bit there. But he still made my heart flutter. You can see more of Elle UK’s package here.
This is my new favorite video – it’s Benedict looking gorgeous and playing a word-association game with Elle. Otter? “Me.” Hiddleston? “Tom.”
And this is the behind-the-scenes video of his photoshoot. This is just straight-up Cumberp0rn.
LOVE THE FEMINISM, CUMBER.
Photos courtesy of Elle UK.
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Benedict Cumberbatch talks equality, marriage, babies & ‘trysts’ with Elle UK