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“I think anyone who works in medicine has superpowers.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I never was obsessive about anything I watched when I was a kid, except maybe ‘The A-Team’ and ‘Airwolf’ And I loved ‘Knight Rider’ and then later ‘Baywatch.'”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“Kevin Feige said to me: “I don’t think we’ve ever put an actor through quite as much as this, physically and mentally.” I’ll wear that as a badge of honour. It was endless.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“Doctor Strange is an origin story so there’s a certain room for me improving as well as the character improving.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“It’s the same thing, I think, whether it’s breathing or meditation or yoga. And running is a great way of doing it.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“There’s another weight of us being in the public eye, which is this presumption that, because your work and your promotion work is very public, your private life should be, too.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I think the characters are supposed to be an open book, blank canvas.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I feel that TV and film feed off each other well. It’s more in the perception of the viewer than it is of the actor.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy. A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humor is important.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I was brought up in a world of privilege.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I’ve never done a lead role in a film this big [like Doctor Strange], in a franchise this big. One of the reasons was, I wanted to know what the toy box was like. And it’s just insane, the amount of facility that everyone gets, but the amount of artistry and craft that’s brought to every aspect of filmmaking. I mean, you go to your first costume fitting and it’s one of thirty. It’s a myriad, but it’s for a reason. There are so many incredible costumes in this.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I’ve turned up to costume parties in the wrong costume. I’ve made social faux pas a plenty. I’ve put one foot in front of the other and fallen over.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“Landing the role of Stephen Hawking was the most positively surprising thing that has happened to me.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I can’t stop traffic on Fifth Avenue, not unless I walk in front of an oncoming cab.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“Lines are very difficult to learn.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“To get a horse to hit a mark without a rider, to get it to stand up, to get it to rear, to get it to pick up a bucket and bring it over is amazing. It’s hard work and very rewarding but can be dangerous.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I’m not one for doing the children’s party version: “Hi, I’m a character in a movie and now I’m in reality!” I was doing the last shot of the film before reshoots outside their shop. I was starting my run into the frame and I thought, “You are literally ending where this began. The loop of serendipity’s too much to not go in and acknowledge it.” I just wanted to see the look on their faces.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“Writing in French is one of my ambitions. I’d like to be able to dream one day in French. Italian and French are the two languages that I’d like to know.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“Those are more universal things than some of the characters I play, who are slightly sociopathic. I keep reminding people I can do ordinary.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“Maybe it’s just getting older, but I don’t want to miss things.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch