by Maria Mercedes Lara 9/11/14
We all know that Benedict Cumberbatch has very dedicated fans, but sometimes the more overeager of the self-proclaimed "Cumberbitches" can make things a bit awkward for the star. Benedict joined the cast of his new film, The Imitation Game, in Toronto on Tuesday to screen the Alan Turing-centered flick and take part in a Q&A. Unfortunately, while at the Q&A, things got a little weird when one female fan asked Benedict point blank if she could "feast on [his] yumminess."
According to one account, the woman opened her question by telling Benedict that he is "quite yummy" and then attempted to ask what part of Turing's life he identified with and also, in keeping with "the theme of the film" about celebrating being different, if she could taste the aforementioned "yumminess." Naturally, the crowd broke out into a mix of horror and laughter, with Benedict's costar Keira Knightley looking particularly amused and shocked. However, Benedict attempted to keep things professional, and gave a flustered answer to her "question:"
"I'll answer the first part of your question, which is . . . Christ. Sorry, I'm taken. I did not go into this Q&A about a gay icon who killed himself at 41 thinking I'd have to answer questions from someone who wants to taste my deliciousness."