Benedict Cumberbatch on why he chose Star Trek
He might not have been a mad Star Trek fan before, but Benedict Cumberbatch might be becoming a convert...
Heading into the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards this week, Benedict Cumberbatch was quizzed on one of the two projects he constantly gets quizzed about. Given that Sherlock is currently shooting though, it was Star Trek Into Darkness that was the subject this time around, and the actor had a few interesting things to say.
While keeping things close to his chest and praising JJ Abrams, in particular for his work on the previous Star Trek adventure, he also touched on the fact that he wasn't a deep fan of the material beforehand.
"I must have made some of investment with the story and these characters in the past. I'm doing all these things that are fan boy fodder and I never, ever had that amazing, tribal and really wonderful thing of really knowing everything about something or being obsessed about watching something", he admitted.
He continued, adding that "I'm playing catch-up is what I'm trying to say".
So why choose to take the Star Trek Into Darkness job? Well, after watching the previous movie, "I know I'd love to work with JJ. I just think he's a fantastic director and the proved absolutely correct ... I came to this because I like JJ, not because I was a dye-in-the-wool fan, but I'm slowly becoming one".
Star Trek Into Darkness arrives in cinemas in May.
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