Thursday, November 7, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch: Meryl Streep is extraordinary

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch is in awe of his August: Osage County co-star Meryl Streep's acting ability.

Benedict Cumberbatch found it difficult to "actually act" in Meryl Streep's presence.

The 37-year-old British actor stars alongside the Academy Award-winning actress in forthcoming film August: Osage County.

Benedict was completely blown away by Meryl's performance and he admits her professional magnificence was distracting.

"Meryl was extraordinary," he told website Your Tango.

"The hardest thing with her is to actually act. You just want to sit and watch her. You want to be in the audience."

August: Osage County is a black comedy based on a play written by Tracy Letts about a dysfunctional family led by a powerful group of women. After a death in the family, the relatives reunite only to engage in more conflict.

Julia Roberts is part of Osage County's all-star cast and the actress previously revealed she is also intimidated by Meryl's skills.

"To work with Meryl is a dream, to know her is an honour -- and it was intimidating to have scenes where I'm choking her," she laughed at a press conference for the release, according to New York Daily News.


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