9 Things You Didn’t Know about ‘Sherlock’ Star Benedict Cumberbatch

Did you know that Benedict Cumberbatch filmed his Star Trek: Into Darkness audition on an iPhone in a friend’s kitchen? Yes, ‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch actually did that. Aren’t your eyes wide open already? There’s more to it. Here are some amazing things or incidents about Benedict Cumberbatch & his life that will make you go absolute bananas.

He taught English at a Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling, India.

“I worked for six months to drum up the finance as it was voluntary — there was no income,” said Cumberbatch. “I could actually stay with monks in their home and watch them at work and at prayer, and get the chance to teach them and interact with them.”

He was abducted while filming in Africa.

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch said in one of his interviews:

“It taught me that you come into this world as you leave it, on your own. It’s made me want to live a life less ordinary.”

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch’s first choice was to pursue law although he was always interested in acting.

Benedict Cumberbatch was once cyberstalked by a ‘Cumbersome’ & the funny part is that his fan also live tweeted Benedict’s actions whatever he was doing at home.

He almost turned down the role of Sherlock Holmes due to his fear that the show might be “cheap & cheesy”.

Benedict CumberbatchCrazy, isn’t it? We are all glad that he didn’t turn down the role.

He had to eat 4,000 calories a day for Star Trek: Into Darkness.

He took just one week in learning how to play the violin.

Only Cumberbatch can pull that off in just one week.

Benedict’s most favorite director is Stanley Kubrick.

“My favorite director is Stanley Kubrick, the reason would take 30,000 words.”

Benedict’s ancestors were owners of slaves during the slave trade.

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Gourav Pilania

Staunch Liverpool supporter & massive Steven Gerrard fan. BlackCaps supporter since 2006. Currently studying Journalism & Mass Communication at Amity University. Likes to talk about cricket, football & acting. Doesn't like mundane. As a result, he likes Irrfan Khan. On a quest finding his ultimate Haryanvi demons.
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