Still laughing at carrot facts, guys. In case you were wondering.
The Guardian digital edition (bought by me).
A portrait of Benedict.
Sometimes I feel sad but then I remember @RealCarrotFacts
“Well, you can sling s—- back at them,” Cumberbatch says with a wry smile, rising to my defence. “I’m not ginger.”
Cumberbatch begins to elaborate, while the four publicists/assistants seated behind him look up from their iPhones and iPads with amused interest.
“I’m auburn and there is a difference,” he says firmly.
“I’ve got very good friends and relatives who are ginger and trust me, there’s a difference. And they ain’t ever gonna see the proof! They might say, ‘We saw it when you were the Creature in Frankenstein!’ (a stage play in which Cumberbatch appeared nude), but they didn’t, they didn’t! The Creature in Frankenstein had darker hair than me.
“That was one of the oddest moments of my life, applying makeup to that particular part of my body, but I have hair that is auburn. It’s got streaks of red in it, definitely. It’s also got streaks of bronze and lighter colours and darker brown colours. When I was a kid I was as blond as the young Julian in our film.
— Benedict Cumberbatch is not a ginger. That’s mainly what you get from this interview :P (not really… you also get him talking about certain body parts…)
“I was fat. I was fat as hell. I’d done Bronson. I’d put on a lot of weight. I’d stopped training, so I just continued to eat and drink coffee and take sugar. I played Heathcliff with an arse wider than my shoulders and disported myself around the Moors. I still managed to bag Charlotte Riley, which was a result. But I continued to go to waste until Warrior came in, at which point Pnut had to wrangle my flab all into one sort of area and dissipate it, and turn me into the king that you see up on that very screen before you.”
Photo via Tom Hardy’s Pinky.
The King. My King.
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