Saturday, October 12, 2013

Yesterday was a good day. Just my favourite actor ever doing an AMA (ask me anything) on my favourite website- reddit. Although  he didn't answer any of my questions, not that I hoped it he would, within few seconds of his post, there were 200 questions. It was just a drop in the sea. Anyway, his answers were rather funny and oh quite cheeky. Here are some of my favourites
R: Is it hard to keep the secret of how Sherlock survived? Do you ever have the urge to tell someone? If so, how do you cope?
BC: I cry myself to sleep at night. And then wake up laughing.

I actually thought he was gone because for like 15 minutes, he didn't answer anything but when he submitted a rather lengthy answer to one of the more serious questions: 
R: Julian Assange’s open letter to you criticizing The Fifth Estate is very intense. He even goes so far as to call you a “hired gun” for distorting the truth (or at least what he views as his truth). Did this affect the way you portrayed him or even make you second guess your role at all in this film?
BC: Yes, of course it did. To have the man you are about to portray ask you intelligently and politely not to do it gave me real cause for concern, however, it galvanized me into addressing why I was doing this movie. He accuses me of being a “hired gun” as if I am an easily bought cypher for right wing propaganda. Not only do I NOT operate in a moral vacuum but this was not a pay day for me at all. I’ve worked far less hard for more financial reward. This project was important to me because of the integrity I wanted to bring to provocative difficult but ultimately timely and a truly important figure of our modern times. The idea of making a movie about someone who so far removed from my likeness or situation who brought about an ideal through personal sacrifice that has changed the way we view both social media, the power of the individual to have a voice in that space, and be able to question both the hypocrisies and wrongdoings of organizations and bodies of powerful people that rule our lives… This resonated deeply with my beliefs in civil liberty, a healthy democracy, and the human rights of both communities and individuals to question those in authority. I believe that the film, quite clearly, illuminates the great successes of wikileaks and its extraordinary founder Julian Assange. As well as, examining the personalities involved and what become a dysfunctional relationship within that organization. While the legacy of his actions and the organizations continue to evolve and only history will be the true judge of where this is leading us. The Fifth Estate is a powerful, if dramatized, entry point for a discussion about this extraordinary lurch forward in our society. I wanted to create a three dimensional portrait of a man far more maligned in the tabloid press than he is in our film to remind people that he is not just the weird, white haired Australian dude wanted in Sweden, hiding in an embassy behind Harrods. But a true force to be reckoned with, achieved the realization of the great ideal. I’m proud to be involved in tackling such a contentious character and script. There is only personal truth in my opinion, and the film should provoke debate and not consensus. It should be enjoyable and ultimately empowering to realize that Julian has spearheaded a movement that is the foundations stone of The Fifth Estate, people journalism and what that is capable of including finding out the “truth” for yourself.
R: And this is the proof against a Benedict Twitter account ^^^
BC: Julian complex important proud to have attempted an interpretation. Film out Oct. 18 #FifthEstate. How’s that?

When I read the following answer, I was very amused, so cheeky!

Redditor: Do you, Matt Smith, and Tom Hiddleton have cheek bone polishing parties?
Benedict Cumberbatch: We like nothing better than buffing our Zygoma. And imagining a horny time traveling long overcoat purple scarf wearing super sleuth nordic legend f**k fantasy. Get to work on that, internet.
Rule 34.

   He's challenged us, internet will make this happen. I certainly hope so.
     Someone also replied to this, you're dead to me Benedict. I laughed so hard.

         And this happened. He might have broken the internet.

Yep, there is that. 
And this is his verification photo.

Anyway, it wasn't the end of CumberFriday, he also appeared on Graham Norton Show, obviously this was a recording, not a live show, yet he managed to be late to that one and he only appeared maybe in the middle part of the show. But it was totally worth it, he stole the show, as usual. Jack Whitehall was pretty funny too, he kinda saved the first part of the show when it was just him and Harrison Ford. 

18th October is the next date on our cumbercalendar. I cannot wait.

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