Someone remember a lovely quote by Rebecca Hall saying how BC was so unique that audiences took their time to understood him. She said something along the lines that people are always looking for the next Brando or the next Dean but BC would never be the next anything because he is only one of his kind? It should be the same article she said he used to let her very long message on her phone that are practically conversations with himself.
I was searching for it but I don’t remember the publication. I think it was a magazine so probably is not online. I kind of remember it was for a profile post-Parade’s End.
“I think he gets annoyed that people think of him as being a cerebral, intellectual actor”, Boyle adds. “He’s immersive actor; he’s physical. You have to keep feeding him, trying to keep him stimulated. The engine has to be stoked all the time. The joke is that Hollywood thinks it’s investigating him right now to see what he’s made of. The truth is: He’s investigating them”
Guy met Rachael at the wedding of a mutual friend, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who featured in the band’s video to Gentle Storm, which paid homage to the video for Cry, by Godley and Crème. Guy was thrilled that Benedict came on board. “Any opportunity to work with Benedict just can’t be passed up. One thing that most people don’t know about him is he’s an amazing mimic, a brilliant one.”
He was last on stage as Laertes alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet in the Barbican’s sell-out production. (What’s Cumberbatch like, I ask? Lovely, he says — “but when I tell people that they go, ‘ahh, cool… but he’s a dick, right?’!”)
This reminds me that John Finnemore’s sketch in which he plays himself being asked how BC is and he goes to say how lovely, nice and every positive adjective he is but the other person is not happy until he says he is just like Sherlock!
That attitude towards Benedict goes along with those crazy theories that he has a team of people ensuring that the public never finds out what a jerk he really is. So everyone he's ever met or worked with have been paid off to publicly lie and say that he's a really nice guy. And of course the public must also never find out about his fake marriage and fake children!
I guess it's hard for people to believe that someone really can be that nice and that good an actor that you might think he's not really acting when he plays jerks.
I guess a lot of people just assume that if you are going to get to the top of your profession you just HAVE to be a “jerk”?!?! About all I can say is... it doesn’t say a lot about THEIR standards on how to behave in life and how they view people in general!
I know I have been accused of being relentlessly positive about things but I always think it is better to assume the best about people until proven otherwise.
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock
I think it's more a combination of wanting to believe he is like beloved dick Sherlock Holmes in real life and probably a little of the morbid desire of wanting to hear nasty things about celebrities than anything to do with deluded characters from dark corners of the Internet.
I can imagine people being disappointed when they hear he is not so rude like his Sherlock as Finnemore suggested in that sketch.