Аноним спросил: I didn't understand the cheese quote. Can you explain that? Thank you, love your blog.
Benedict just has a lot of feelings about cheese.
It’s really difficult for him to draw cheese. (x)
He also sneaked some cheese from the meet and greet tables at OzCon.
And he has a lot of love for his favourite: “… how you chisel away so you can get a little shard that tastes so good, because you’ve worked so hard for it.”
- @OzCon: in reg. to what ‘weird’ things fans have ever said to him -
Benedict: “Well, innocent things, really. Like: ‘What’s your favourite cheese?’ […] Of aaaall the things you could ask me ‘What’s my favourite cheeeeeeese.’ […] What /is/ my favourite cheese?” (a bunch of replies get thrown at him) “Ahhh you girls you like your cheese, of course.” … “Ehm … Manchego. […] YEAH! Let’s have a cheer for manCHEGO. *high pitched* WOOOOOH! *manly roar* YEAHHH! *screams* MANCHEEEGO. Ah that’s great. All buy Manchego.”
I bet the tomatoes are getting jealous
As complete a summary as I can be bothered with of Benedict Cumberbatch at the Oz Comic Con Sydney event (Sunday April 13th, 2014). Some parts have been paraphrased and others left out completely, so don’t take it as gospel, more as generally what went down.
Q&A: BC appears on stage holding his iPhone up to the microphone and dancing around. Crowd goes wild.
"Now that… is a legal bit of dancing that you’ve just heard [sic]". Which is his way of bringing up the fact that he’s actually quite annoyed (I think) over the organisers’ showing of the video intercutting Tom Hiddleston’s dancing with his own "Thriller" moves. He explains the background, which is that footage was essentially hacked from Olivia’s page, at which people laugh and cheer, to which he’s all "no, boo, boo".
1. How did he prepare to play James in Third Star? Aww. He talked to the UK Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer society, since it was what James suffered from, he met a few people who had cancer at the time, he talked to Vaughn (the screenwriter) who based some of it on a friend of his. He couldn’t do anything with his hair because he was about to play Sherlock! So he lost a lot of weight, went swimming in the ocean, ran around a lot, ate less - at this point someone brings him a glass of wine, which gets a cheer - for at least two weeks. Says nice things about JJ (yay!), that they all influenced the film because Hattie was a first-time director, he tried to help and guide her with his own work, and JJ especially helped her and he (JJ) would make a good director. Amazing story, amazing setting.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, BABY.
I don’t usually do this, but R and I decided to attend the Benedict Cumberbatch’s panel when he came to Sydney!
Under the cut, you’ll find a couple crappy photos and a long-ish coverage of the Q&A. Summary: Benedict danced, sang, did impressions, was sassy, earnest, and adorable. \o/
Benedict Cumberbatch - Oz Comic Con (via cumberbitchen)
"… for no one else. That’s it. And I understand that people are interested. And as you know, my problem is that I probably overshare a bit too much. So, the media loves playing with that. The media loves to sort of throw things back at me or say that I said things that weren’t said in anything other than jest, as like a statement of fact. And those are weird things. The lack of control or perception and I can’t be in a room and make a joke like I can with nearly a thousand of you and I will be understood as well as I can by you, as I can by one journalist and one editor who goes ‘ah that’s the quote. put that up. and then we have something we can race him on’.(?) And that’s a bit … that just gets boring. But it’s part of a very privileged existence, so I wear it lightly now. I used to go get very cut up (?) about it but I couldn’t care less anymore. … And the amount of cut-and-paste-jobs that are done. You all know it as well. You can spot it. It is very easy to see if someone’s actually been in a room with me or if someone has just gone ‘ah we use that clipping and that clipping and that quote and and ooh he did that - we’ll use that!’ … and they get paid to do that, which is a slightly gruelling thing. […].”
(со страницы dudeufugly)
Аноним спросил: Hi, Geny! Do you happen to know why Benedict wore (basically) the same outfit at all of his OzCon panels? I just thought you might happen to have heard the reasoning behind it. I hope you enjoy your next couple of days off.
thank you, I will :)
from the panel on the 13th
fan: “Why do you always wear the same shirt?”
BC: “Because I have the luxury of being in hotels with [?] dry cleaning. […] And I don’t want to make people jealous that they got photographs of me in lots of different shirts when they like one shirt more than another. So I’ve tried to [stick to these two shirts for these two shows.]" <— not entirely sure on the wording of the ’’ bit.
Аноним спросил: Someone is spreading a quote about Benedict from the con that he spoke about downloading music illegally and using torrents and only using torrent for "hard porn" I've heard all of the audio from both panels and this didn't happen. Can you let your followers know....
I have listened to it all as well and yes, it went down a bit differently.
—> But I think it just was misunderstood due to “porn” and “poor” sounding much a like with his accent. (additionally taking excitement, crowd noise and echo into account). It either got understood incorrectly or was remembered incorrectly.
So, here is what he did say:
excerpt of reply to “advice for actors-to-be” (from the April 12th panel) :
”[…] Keep wanting to absorbing the culture around you. Know what you are getting into. Just go to as much theatres as you can afford to go to. See as much good television as you can afford to see. Don’t download it illegally unless you really are poor … and then … fine. Just don’t tell me. […]”
- judging from the laughter in the audience, it was actually misheard by a bunch of people. Reference to “porn” in relation to the other words in the sentence doesn’t make sense either (if, let’s say for argument’s sake, we’d assume that he did say “porn” —> “unless you really are” (which can be heard rather clearly) does, linguistically, not allow for the next word to be ‘porn’.)). He said “poor”.