Benedict Cumberbatch at a NY Special Screening of The Fifth EstateAndy Kropa/Invision/AP


Just when you think Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't get any dreamier, he does a dramatic reading of an R. Kelly song. And if that sounds ridiculous, it is -- and also weirdly sexy.

The actor, appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Wednesday to promote his role in "August: Osage County," read the lyrics to Kelly's song "Genius" (Kelly was also guesting on "Kimmel"), making the R&B song about getting your freak on sound downright dignified. Lyrics about "body flowers" and "kissing on your thighs" were meant to be heard through a British accent.

It's clear from the clip that Cumberbatch is enjoying himself, smirking and winking at the audience after every couplet. Check it out below, and just try not to squeal with glee.


[via E! News]
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