Benedict Cumberbatch & his lovely curls arrive in Japan: would you hit it?

Here are some new photos of Benedict Cumberbatch arriving at Narita Airport in Japan yesterday (or today?). Cumby and his Curls of Benevolence are in Japan to promote Star Trek Into Darkness. Check out how many Cumberbitches came out for him. And truly, all of those fans look like ladies. Cumberbitchdom is a global phenomenon (and it’s mostly about Sherlock, apparently). The Cumber Collective is international. No one can escape The Batch. ONE OF US ONE OF US ONE OF US.

I was disappointed that Cumby wasn’t featured more prominently in the trailer for 12 Years a Slave, but at least we did get to see him for a second (he looked sweaty and bangable too). I think I might combust with Pitt, Cumby, Fassbender and Ejiofor in the same film. It’s like this movie was cast out of a Hot Guy Friday post.

As for Cumby on Top Gear on Sunday – we covered that yesterday, of course, but there’s a behind-the-scenes video which I didn’t include in yesterday’s post. It features an interview with Cumby and OMG HIS VOICE. And his crazy beautiful green eyes. And his hair. Jesus.

Cumby’s 37th birthday is on the 19th. God knows, Duchess Kate might give birth then. What if Cumby shares a birthday with the royal heir? That would super-special. And he would enjoy it too, I think. He’s a monarchist. He’s an ambassador for the Prince of Wales’ The Prince’s Trust. Anyway, happy early birthday, Cumby!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. T.fanty says:

    So hard that his curls would fall off. And then once more, because I loves me some short-haired Cumby.

  2. Kristen says:

    Yes, in fact, I would “hit” it. :)

  3. GeeMoney says:

    Oh man. He’s so goofy looking, it’s not even funny.

    But I love love love him.

  4. Miss M says:

    Awwwww…Still NOOOOO! But the curls are adorable!

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    His shoulders are more narrow than mine…but square shoulders are my kryptonite and one of MANY reasons why I love Rajon Rondo.

  6. Mia 4S says:

    Sherlock hair! I guess they are still filming?

  7. Tish says:

    WTH, there are more lickable photos of him from fans than these photo agencies. Haha! And no, I’m not talking about photoshop ones.

    I feel effing dirty describing him in 12 years because he is indeed bangable there but he is playing a slave owner so… *cringe*.

    Where are the rest of the cast though? Now I get why there are speculations that Pine hates Cumby secretly. Haha.

    Oh, YES! Would hit it alright.

  8. Jenna says:

    Uh…no, nope and uh…still a no chance in hell. Also I’m laughing at that woman in the front row crying at his mere presence. Cumberbitches are goooooo!

    Now where’s Ms. Eyre so we can discuss our lunch plans?

  9. SallyJay says:

    NO, NEVER, just no. I mean God bless him but really?? I just don’t get this fascination for him. Horses for courses I guess. Timothy Olyphant now….

  10. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    *Sets gin and lemon scones on table*

    *Adjusts Effie Cotton Candy wig*

    *Ahem*. May the Cumber Games begin!

    (what is that orange patch on the side of his face, btw? Was he making out with Hiddles on the plane?)

  11. MonicaQ says:

    I know I have weird taste in men but I’m going to go with a big fat “NOPE” on this one.

  12. yolo112 says:

    BLECH!!! No way. Not even if the fate of the human population depending on it. I don’t see it. At All.

  13. JL says:

    I don’t get it. The first time I ever saw him was in Star Trek and I really thought they’d costumed his face to look like that – a plastic alien.

    So would I – oh hell to the no, he may be the sweetest man but he gives me the creeps.

  14. Pip says:

    No. Never. Not evah. He leaves my lady-garden completely unmoved. Like someone else says above: most people I kind of get what it is that people find attractive. But I Just Do Not Get Benedict. I even forced myself to watch Top Gear last night – which I loathe – to see if I could see the hotness. & no, I can’t.

    I find him pretty repellent physically.

  15. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Its good to know that someone still uses the old Toni home perms.

  16. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    Hey, wait a tic …

    Where’s our new pet Troll, Jake? I thought we’d see him by now.

  17. Jen says:

    The only way I would hit that is if he was coming after me and I had a baseball bat.

    HE. IS. GROSS.

  18. Rachel says:

    I don’t know why I clicked on this one because I’m not a fan (don’t dislike, just don’t see the appeal. He seems very nice).

    Then I scrolled to the bottom and saw… Jennifer Love Hewitt is PREGNANT?!?! How did I not know this?? I would’ve have thought she’d work pregnant stroll like Kim K and no one in America could escape the knowledge.

  19. Ellen Auria says:

    Nooooo! Why is this guy constantly featured here? I don’t get it…and nice to see I’m not the only one, based on the comments.

  20. blueanemone says:

    i’m sorry, but I just don’t get what the fuss is about this guy. he looks like Raggedy Andy

  21. s says:

    <3 we were meant to be together.

  22. MissMary says:

    All day, every day, until we were both too sore to move, then start over again.

    Though I truly wish whoever is putting that make up on him would stop. It’s too orange and the contouring is awful. I grok that they’re trying to account for the HD cameras and all but it’s really clownish.

  23. Mongoose says:

    No, I wouldn’t hit it, for the 52nd goddamned time you’ve asked. Give it a rest.

  24. lisa says:

    he looks like an unborn fetus

  25. Stormy says:

    Man the things I would do to those curls…it would make his hair straight.

  26. Janae says:

    Yes I would hit it! And I like that he is being featured on here alot. I’m tired of seeing the same old boring hollywood actors.

  27. Sally says:

    He doesn’t really photograph well sometimes but he is adorable

  28. Mars says:

    He is cute in a adorkable way. He also has a kick ass personality

  29. Marie says:

    Oh cumby. I just wanna run my hands through that great beautiful hair and throw his lanky ass On my bed and have my way with him.

  30. Ali says:

    My friend was there in Japan and was able to take alot of pics of him. She said it was amazing to see how everyone reacted to him. He was overwhelmed and surprised she said.

  31. SQ says:

    He is actually not ugly at all. I see ppl bashing his looks and making it seem like he’s the ugliest dude in the world. I like him. Great actor and seems like a good guy. He may not be everyones taste but he’s not ugly

    • Lauli says:

      SQ, I totally agree with you, one can say that Ben is not his type, that she/he doesn’t see the appeal, but to say that he’s repellent as if he is the ugliest man on the earth is just ridiculous. It just seems to me that a bunch of teenagers from ONTD have landed on CB…

      • SQ says:

        Yeah ONTD is just a crappy site. first they love you in the beginning then they hate on you. if they cant find anything to hate on you for they will eventually come up with something. But cumberbatch is not the only one they hate. they say nasty things about fassbender to for no reason.

  32. Jane says:

    Sorry, this guy does absolutely nothing for me. I love his voice, but other than that, nada.

  33. Umila says:

    Cumber curls!!!

    I love it. This is how my hair looks when I cut it into a pixie. However, his looks adorable and mine makes me look like a hobbit. I love the fuzzy halo on everyone, but me! Adore this man so much–he just seems so personable.

  34. Side-Eye says:

    On one hand, I’m happy that my schnookums is getting popular, but on the other hand–godammit all these thirsty chicks are on MY man!

  35. I Choose Me says:

    Someone mentioned his lack of chin and now that’s all I can see. I think I better re-watch STID in order to find him hot again.

    Edited to add: Oh dear. I went and watched the video now I’m feeling the tingle. He really does have the loveliest voice. No worries Eve. It’ll pass.

  36. kronster says:

    Why do you keep asking if we would hit it? OF COURSE WE BLOODY WILL!!!!!

  37. Msmlnp says:

    What is up with that hideous makeup? All I see is jaundiced cheeks!

    I think he is like that two faces lady on Seinfeld. sometimes he looks good, othertimes not so much.

  38. Mew says:

    I’d only hit it if he happened to have such an awesome personality that he’d win me over.

  39. cece says:

    I remember meeting Mr. Cumberbatch back in 2011 and being blown away that I was attracted to him. See he really didn’t do much for me. I was one one of those who “didn’t get it”. But he looks better In person IMO. I’ve been cumberbatched since.

  40. Spade says:

    Benny boo has his bad days but overall still would hit. Its just something about him.

  41. Kelly says:

    The reason why I’m stuck on him is because he seems so down to earth and so. Normal so yes I would hit

  42. taxi says:

    I always see oddball there, not hotness. The curls do help balance the chin, though.

  43. aenflex says:

    NO. Not attractive to me at all. If there was ever any doubt that beauty is subjective…

    • Noreen says:

      He photographs badly.

      Aside from this, honest to God it’s not about his looks. The reason we love him, that is. It’s his personality, the way he moves, his voice, his sense of humor, his unbelievable talent. I hope he won’t ever change. Unfortunately, so, so, so many of them do. :(

  44. Noreen says:

    The stuff on his face!! The stuff on his face!! THE STUFF ON HIS FAAAACE!!

    Please, someone explain this to me. It’s driving me NUTS. Like, seriously, I’m way over-aggravated about it. I admit that I’m oddly fixated and frustrated by the crap on his face and maybe if someone can explain it to me, then this neuroses will die down and I can relax.

    It’s just that I can’t figure out what it is. Is it his SKIN?? Or is it some kind of makeup that has partially sweated off and is causing this weird discoloration?

    His skin is orange-ish. And not all over, just in these weird splotches across his cheeks and jawline. It’s in the photos from Top Gear. It’s in the photos from Narita arrival. It’s in numerous other photos but not always, which makes me think this is makeup. BUT WHY? Why would anyone continue doing this to him when it looks so horrible…and why would he let them??

    Please reply. Someone. Anyone.


    His makeup and hair in Japan…worst EVER. Makes me sad because he’s so adorable and doesn’t need this.

    • Noreen says:

      NO ONE?? Am I the only one this is bothering?

      • EscapedConvent says:

        No, but we can’t figure out the orange stuff on Hiddles’ face either.

        I suspect some makeup person came at Cumby with a tub o’bronzer stuff, he was too polite to decline, & then getting sweaty made it look splotchy & worse.

        I would bet he doesn’t even know how it looks. Don’t think he checks himself in the mirror all day as I suspect Hiddlybits does.

      • Noreen says:

        Thanks for the replies (everyone–I read them all but can’t seem to get this comment posted in the right place). I just can’t understand why they need makeup at all??? Why not just go on camera with natural faces? Apparently, this is something I just don’t understand–the technology of makeup and lighting. I just feel really bad for BC.

        You should check out the male (and female for that matter) celebrities in Korea who show up for events. It’s CRAZY how beautiful their skin is thanks to the makeup they use. It glows and shines in all the right places, never weirdly colored or dripping. It’s like natural skin…but intensified in all the best ways. Someone needs to get some of whatever the Koreans are using.

        Here’s an example. This IS makeup. His natural skin is much more pale.
        And here’s a female example:

        The makeup really is spectacular.

      • Bijlee says:

        Koreans love their skin are products. Supposedly bb cream is the trade secret but don’t bother with the crap they sell in the us it sucks. Take care of your skin. I’ve found Koreans are really serious about taking care of their skin. Hydrating it. SPF, etc . It’s like a 24 hour job for them. Pays off. On good skin.

        But they’re also Asian which seems to help. And the have healthy diets.

      • Noreen says:


        I’ve been using BB Cream for years, but only the Korean brands. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you people think I’m 10 years younger than I really am. Now, it’s not ALL due to BB Cream, but there’s no doubt my skin is significantly better since I started using it 6 or 7 years ago. I’m Caucasian, not Asian. I follow the Korean model of skincare, i.e. double washing, daily facial massage, going to steams and saunas, and keeping skin hydrated. It works, it really, really works. But like you said it’s a 24-hour operation. I even sleep with a humidifier running at night. It’s a lifestyle just like someone who’s vegetarian or does yoga.

    • Dani says:

      I noticed it when he was in Greece, it looked like he was wearing bronzer or blush but I can’t figure it out. Maybe his face tans weird, I know people like that. Or it’s a terrible make up job.

      I’d still hit it.

    • MissMary says:

      He’s been having a crap run in the make up department since STID was released. He went from being done up with too-pale powder and pink pink pink lips (nothing like his natural color) to the bronze-orange tanner on his cheeks and plum-ish lips. I know MUA tend to use stuff meant for HD cameras now that those have become more common for paps and media, but it’s really overdone on him lately. Him and Hiddles are either sharing the same MUA who has a dedication to bronzer, or it’s a horrible trend in the British MUA industry this summer.

  45. Ivy Christina says:

    I have the biggest crush on cumberbatch. of course I would hit it. any day any week any hour or minute or second

  46. skippy says:

    I like him in Sherlock. I think he’s great there. I like him in other thing I’ve seen, but no, he isn’t attractive to me, so I’ll skip.
    He is not Johnny Depp.

  47. Kiddo says:

    He’s a strange looking dude, but I suppose those who are attracted, are, because of his personality?

  48. judyjudy says:

    His shirt has snap buttons. Ha! Yes I would hit it. Twice.

  49. Miss Melissa says:

    Bad pix. He’s usually pretty adorable. Looked great just a few days ago on Top Gear. Looks fug in Japan. I blame photographer.

  50. Abby says:

    Why are people such haters here??? I mean jeez you don’t like him then don’t comment on his thread.

    His fans like him more for his personality, charm and talent. To me that’s more important than how beautiful he looks.

    He aint a conventional looker with blonde hair, blue eyes (though his eyes are damn pretty) and that man jaw. But he is handsome in his own way.

    I would take him over Cavill anyday…who is considered some kinda Greek god by girls. Yea he is good lookin bt no personality or charm is my gripe about him and other mannequin looking hollywood studs.

    Japan gave him so much love and appreciation…so cute. I am sure he was overwhelmed.

    • Katie says:

      Agreed to what is attractive about him, however I still don’t think I would want to hit it. I more want to just sit, drink some beers and shoot the shit with him. He seems like he would be a very, very cool and fun friend to have.

      However, my mind does change when I see him in Star Trek (and the interviews/press filmed immediately after wrapping). I do like the shorter cropped hair and more meaty version better than the thin physique and floppy Sherlock hair. Sorry ladies.

      • Abby says:

        I get you…I found him sooo hot in Star Trek with a little weight and that fringe lol. I used to dislike this guy earlier too as I never saw his appeal. But after watching Sherlock, Star Trek, Starter for 10 & Hawking…I am absolutely hooked on to this talented man.

        His interviews helped a lot too because he has such a charming personality which attracts me much more to him. I cannot wait to see him in Fifth Estate…I am sure he will knock it out of the park :)

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “Haters”? There are like 60-70 comments on here of people saying they love the guy.

      The question was asked: “would you hit it?” and people are answering that question. With honesty.

      It’s not a Cumberbatch fansite. Besides, aren’t there tumblers for you people?

      • Abby says:

        Excuse me who are you to tell me that I shouldnt post here?? Do you own this site??

        I don’t have a tumblr just cz I like benedict doesn’t mean I have to worship him by making a tumblr account. I saw the nice comments too bt maybe you are freakin blind or something that you didnt see comments where they are pinpointing small little things and some calling him an alien.

        You surely seem like a BC hater to me as well. As I said you did not like my comment why bother replying to me….jeez

        Don’t waste your time again in telling me to go somewhere else and call me some 15 yr old fangirl, which I am NOT

  51. Deidre says:

    He’s actually a secret-concealed ginger.. faded brows and red rim eyes..

  52. Lindy79 says:

    I get why people wouldn’t find him attractive. He’s an acquired taste. I get miffed with comments like “he looks like an unborn foetus”…seriously? If you hate him so much, why click on a link with loads of pictures of him?
    Loving the whole Japanese tour, he’s gotten so much love and appreciation. He’s been pretty much non stop for months so must be nice to get that.

    His/the make up artist needs a slap. I’m qualified so I’d like to put myself forward as replacement. I’ll also massage him (also trained) and rub him down where necessary so he gets all relaxed. I’ll sit on his face for free.
    Altogether now…..
    “Sit on my faaaaaace, and tell me that you love meeeeeee”

    • EscapedConvent says:


      Hi, Lindy—I’m puzzled by such extreme ugly comments too. As I’ve said before, I don’t feel compelled to click on posts about people I think are awful & call them vile names. Maybe since school is out for the summer, we have some new 12 year olds posting here? Have no idea.

      (But I would expect Cumby’s critics to be at the very pinnacle of physical perfection. If only they would post some photos of their own perfectly symmetrical faces….) ;-)

      • Lauli says:

        I couldn’t agree more.

        I can totally understand that some don’t find him attractive or interesting and obviously want to post their opinion here. What I can’t stand – like you – is the level of nastiness and hate these “top models” put in their comments. It’s as if a bunch of bossy and silly teenagers has invaded DL.

  53. Lux says:

    A thousand times no. He’s hideous.

  54. SE says:

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. As someone who photographs badly, I can sympathize with him. (I have an identical twin sister whom I – and I will immodestly say, many others – think is lovely; she is fine and normal in photos, while I look like an unattractive idiot 90% of the time in pics.) Of everyone on the celeb horizon today (okay, and IRL), he gets my engine running. A lot of it is Sherlock, but it’s not just that… it’s looks (dorky photos aside), talent, voice… so hells to the yes, I would hit it if given the slightest opportunity. I am a serious Cumberbitch.

  55. michelle says:

    I love this Guy! The funny thing is I use to be one of those girls who were like ewww but he sucked me in. He really did. Now I have this undying crush that wont go away LOL. The ones sayin ewww just be. Careful because he. Comes out of no where. Its the. Cumberbatch charm

    • M.A.F. says:

      That is how I was. I couldn’t understand why some on here liked him; he’s not really my cup of tea. But after watching him in Star Trek I checked out in Sherlock and I saw what others did. He is not the typical Hollywood guy and I think that is part of it.

      Although his lack of jaw isn’t doing it for me but that could be because I have an ex-boyfriend who lacks one too.

  56. Tails says:

    I think it’s nice to see someone who looks unconventional and doesn’t have the typical Hollywood look get all this attention so I’m happy for him and his cumberbitchdom. xD He seems like a nice dude. It seems like personality/talent makes him more attractive. I really need to watch something that he’s in.

  57. Katrina says:

    No one is trying to force him on anyone. People find him attractive and some don’t. Tbh I don’t think the media is trying to force him as a sex symbol but are surprised that women are all over him so they mock it. It comes down to taste. There are many Celebes Hollywood tries to force on us and cumberbatch is not one. I like that he’s. The underdog when it comes to this. He’s. Winning in the end though.

  58. Marr says:

    I could never call people names like “burn victim”. Its just not in me to be that vicious to someone who is born that way and can’t help the way they look. I could understand if a person made themself look that way through plastic surgery. Anywho…

  59. Anoni Mus says:

    My daughter is crazy for him and she turned me on to Sherlock. All I can say is that the guy has serious magnetism or charm or…something! At first I thought he was odd looking but suddenly he became extremely attractive to me. So yeah, I definitely get it! Especially the voice, the dorkiness, the “britishness”, the intelligence, the lankiness.

    As for the weird cheek coloring, could it be his ginger scruff? He seems to be growing some sort of moustache…

  60. EscapedConvent says:

    I usually ignore most of the nastiness re: Cumby’s looks, but today I have to say:

    “Really? What is your damage? Turds & unborn fetuses? What is compelling you to click on his posts?”

    When I think someone is unpleasant to look at, I don’t bother reading about them. I don’t look at their pictures. When I know someone I don’t like is very popular & is going to get lots of positive comments, I *really* don’t read about them.

    There are some posters here who sound rather unhappy in general. To them I suggest a new hobby—this one isn’t doing much for them.

  61. Dale says:

    This guy is amazing. I like him.wasnt sure about him til i saw interviews. I see why alot of people like him.

  62. Sassy says:

    I DON’T GET IT. Never. Not in a million years.

  63. Mhmm says:

    I don’t even watch anything he’s in but I read every story about him out of interest :p he just seems to have a great soul.