- “That is a picture of my mother kissing my arse,” he confirms.
- Here’s what it’s like interviewing Benedict Cumberbatch: a bit like interviewing a waterfall. It won’t really answer any of your questions, but it’s fabulous to watch. It’s not that it’s trying to ignore or avoid your questions – God, no. It is endlessly, eagerly forthcoming, and shows a touching courtesy towards the whole notion of being interviewed. It will tell you a story about being stung on the penis by a sea anemone in the same breath as discussing the panic of entering the library at Harrow for the first time: “Because I thought, I probably won’t have a lifetime long enough to read the first shelf – let alone the first room, let alone the whole f***ing library. I’ve always been after the idea of betterment – to know exactly everything about that wine, and tell you about the birdsong I can hear, and to understand the world around me.”
- “I was a kid until I was 18, really. But the one grace of an all-boys boarding school is that you could lie about what you’d done on your holidays. Not like a mixed school, where you had to parade your girlfriend around the playground. I was a bit Hugh Grant around women. ‘Good gosh, er, do you mind if I, erm, touch, ah, it? Gosh, I feel funny now.’
- “S***. S***. It’s already half-past chaffinch. If we get to barn owl, I am never getting to Bristol tonight.”
- “It’s not even politeness. I won’t allow you to be my bitches. I think it sets feminism back so many notches. You are… Cumberpeople.”
- “I’m going to become… non-verbal now,” he says, owlishly. He oils onto the dancefloor, and busts a move to a series of Eighties gay anthems, right under the glitterball.
- “All the things we didn’t talk about!” he lamented. “The Simpsons, New York at new year, Iceland… I’ve seen and swam and climbed and lived and driven and filmed. Should it all end tomorrow, I can definitely say there would be no regrets. I am very lucky, and I know it. I really have lived 5,000 times over.”
And bonus Wanda Ventham:
- his mother comes upstairs, and interrupts in the way that is the birthright of all mothers. She addresses me with some urgency: “Can you just… find him a bird?” she asks. “You must be able to find him a bird. There must be someone in London who’s suitable. I want grandchildren. Please – find my son a bird.”
I love everything this Twitter conversation chooses to be.
Also? NEW Caitlin/Ben interview. I eagerly await this awesomeness, if only to find out if she coins anymore fantastic phrases like “jaguar in a cello”. Plus I want to know more about this Haggan Dasz tale…
One of the reasons I’m in love with Caitlin Moran, who writes Celebrity Watch~
Benedict Cumberbatch is very beautiful. He did break my heart when I interviewed him though. He’s brilliant to get on with and I really liked him as a person but 90 per cent of the reason that I fancy him - and the part that died a bit - was when he said he hated his hair as Sherlock Holmes. He thought they made him look like a girl and he preferred being blondey ginger. I want him to fancy himself as Sherlock but he’s too modest and lovely for that.
|—||Caitlin Moran for GQ (x)|
caitlin moran is sitting next to lara pulver
thEY ARE SPEAKING
THESE ARE TWO OF MY FAVOURITE FAMOUS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
EXCUSE ME WHILE I DIE
AND I KIND OF SHIP THEM
Caitlin Moran fighting for Cumberbatch Part 2
She’s the greatest Cumberbitch in existence.
Caitlin Moran fighting for the Cumberbatch part 1.
I love you Caitlin.
“it should look like it’s borrowed from the man in your life,” Vogue explained, over shots of tweedy, boyish, single-breasted numbers.
This of course, would be fine if the man in your life is Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, who rarely has less than a grand’s worth of hot and alluring tailoring hanging on the peg by the front door. Were I to wear a coat borrowed from the man in my life, however, I’d be pitching up to smart dinners in a bright yellow pac-a-mac, decorated with one of Thomas Yorke’s trademark of a sad, abused panda.
|—||Caitlin Moran, The Times Magazine 17.09.11 (via justnaance)|
Attention, méga-huge-spoilers pour ceux qui n’ont pas vu l’épisode 2x1.
(j’ai réussi à tenir des semaines sans le regarder \o/)
Big spoilers. Also, big hair.