Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch rules Toronto fest


Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY
September 9, 2013

TORONTO — It's unquestionable that Benedict Cumberbatch is the man of the moment at the International Film Festival. Not that it doesn't come with a price.

"It's great. I wish I could enjoy the moment a bit more, (but) that's always the thing, isn't it?" says Cumberbatch, ensconced in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton. It's a gorgeous fall day outside, but with three prestigious movies to promote (Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate, the Steve McQueen-directed slavery film Twelve Years a Slave and August: Osage County) the closest he's getting to the great outdoors is by squinting.

"I can see it through the crack in the door," says the star, who may tie Oprah for how many interviews a human is capable of participating in (on Saturday alone he topped out at 64).

Cumberbatch grins, shrugs. "High-class problems."

And no matter that his fans ("Cumberladies," as he politely rephrases the more crass term) are clamoring for him on the sidewalks. "I still get star-struck," he says. "Whether it's Sandra Bullock or Nicole Kidman. I met Brad (Pitt) backstage at Twelve Years a Slave two nights ago. I really liked meeting him."

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