POSTED A DAY AGO • BY ROBERT KESSLER
Before he was Tumblr's favorite actor, Benedict Cumberbatch was just a working actor with a seemingly made up name and, holy shit, an incredibly harrowing near-death experience.
Cumberbatch is on the cover of this month's The Hollywood Reporter, and in the accompanying article he tells the magazine about his sun-drenched north London apartment, his philosophical Buddhism and, oh right, that one time he was kidnapped and nearly killed by a pack of anonymous South Africans with guns. It's not exactly a run-of-the-mill magazine profile.
"We were in South Africa, in KwaZulu-Natal, this amazing district north of Durban," Cumberbatch tells the magazine. Cumberbatch was in South Africa to film the 2005 miniseries To the Ends of the Earth. "We were wary because that's a notoriously dangerous place to drive."
And that's when all hell broke loose. A tire popped in the car Cumberbatch was riding in with two friends. As they were fishing out the spare, the group was ambushed.
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