Jason Merritt/Getty Images
The "Star Trek" and "Sherlock" actor has already (rightly) claimed the title of Sexiest Male Movie Star. He's got legions of fans who call themselves "Cumberbitches." His name comes up in potential casting for pretty much every movie ever now. So, it's no surprise that his Reddit AMA (to promote his new movie, the Julian Assange pic "The Fifth Estate") left many other celebrity AMAs in the dust.
Here are seven of Cumberbatch's best answers:
1. He's part of a celebrity cheekbone club:
From hcml11: Do you, Matt smith, and Tom Hiddleton have cheek bone polishing parties?
2. He's got his Halloween costume planned out:
We like nothing better than buffing our Zygoma. And imagining a horny time traveling long overcoat purple scarf wearing super sleuth nordic legend f*ck fantasy. Get to work on that, internet.
From quietasashadow: Benedict, do you bother with Halloween? If so, what will you be this year?
3. He wants to do comedy:
The invisible man. Oh, how I love to disappear.
From keeblerlorien: Mr Cumberbatch, you so rarely get to do comedy these days, and you were hilarious in Starter for 10! It seems from interviews and such that you and Simon Pegg got on well while filming Star Trek. As Mr Pegg has a tendency to cast his friends in his work, is there any chance we might one day get to see you in a future Pegg comedy film?
4. He's got a favorite Muppet:
That is a question for Simon, obviously. I love my comedy and when the right project comes up I won't shy away from it. There's a lot of humor in what I do, specifically Sherlock, but it would be great to play a "normal guy" in a "normal comedy".
From groinkick: Mr. Cumberbatch, If you make an appearance on Sesame Street, which Muppet would you like to share a scene with? Thank you
5. He's not above endorsements:
From CanadianGladiator: If I make a brand of pants called "CumberBritches" will you endorse them?
6. He's limber.
Only if you get me a billboard slot in Times Square.
From alphahatter: QUICK. whats in your pocket right now
From polymercury: How are you typing?
7. He's got suggestions for fan group names.
With my left foot.
From CumberbatchLover: What do you think of your fans calling themselves 'Cumbercookies'? That way when we all come together, we'll be the 'Cumberbatch' :D
We are not worthy.
It's great! You could call yourself the Cumbergirls, and then when you come together you'd be a flock. Or you could call yourself the Cumbertadpoles and that way you'd be the Cumberspawn...Wait!...Ew! Don't do that.
"The Fifth Estate" opens October 18.