Friday, November 21, 2014

Keira Knightley Is Terrified Of Benedict Cumberbatch's Fans: 'They Might Come After Me'


While appearing on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," actress Keira Knightley opened up about Benedict Cumberbatch's overzealous fans. She co-starred with Cumberbatch in films such as "The Imitation Game" and "Atonement."

"You got to work with Benedict Cumberbatch," Meyers said. "You've really seen the explosion of how ladies have lost their minds."

"The Cumberb----es," Knightley responded, referring to Cumberbatch's hoard of female fans. Other names for the obsessed admirers include Cumbercookies and CumberCollective.

"They've become a thing!" Meyers responded.

"It's terrifying," Knightley said. "I mean, they're lovely. I feel terrified saying they're terrifying cause they might come after me."

The 29-year-old actress then changed her tone a bit, praising the fans.

"They're very artistic! They paint pictures of him. You go to premieres and there's these amazing paintings of Ben looking Ben-like ... (They're) a very hysterical, artistic type."

Knightley went on to describe an awkward interaction with Cumberbatch's fans at an event.

"I actually had a really embarrassing moment at the London premiere, because — they really do — they scream more than I've ever heard for anyone else, but I had a publicist with me and she went, 'You know, go sign some autographs,'" Knightley said. "I went over there and went 'Oh yeah, of course, of course, no problem!' And they were like, 'Oh no, we don't want you. We're just here for Ben.'"

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