Benedict Cumberbatch wants you to sit down with him and have a cup of coffee

I don’t really have much to say about these photos of Benedict Cumberbatch. They came in yesterday after I had already written up yesterday’s Cumbername post. He was photographed on Tuesday night filming Sherlock (Episode 3 or Season 3) in London with Martin Freeman. They were filming in some kind of pizza parlor/coffee shop. As you can see, Cumby seems to sipping some coffee or tea. I do like the way he holds a mug. Is that wrong? Is it wrong to think he looks really sexy holding a coffee mug? I like to imagine that he’s sitting across from me, going off on some 20-minute long tangent about music and food and the best way to dance to Michael Jackson.

I’m absolutely sick about not seeing Sherlock for months. I can’t even describe the angst and sadness I feel about it. I want it now. Right now. Sherlock has been away too long. And quite honestly, I think we’re probably going to see The Fifth Estate, Twelve Years a Slave and August: Osage County before Sherlock. Thankfully, Cumby will be all over the place in the coming weeks and months. Which really is a nice consolation.

So, enjoy these photos. Have a cup of coffee with Cumby.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Anna says:

    I bet there’s Scotch in that mug. I want it to be Scotch.

  2. Kate says:

    That is my problem with this damn show. Not the 3 epis but the time in between. Gah!!! 3 epis once every 2 years?! Are you kidding me?? I love the show but they do torture the fandom.

  3. T.fanty says:

    Boo! I call false advertising on the title of the thread!!!

    So, in answer to your implicit question: yes, I would hit it. With all the force of a consulting detective falling off a hospital roof.

  4. Sixer says:

    When do we get it? In the UK? Is it going on the Christmas schedules?

  5. Celina says:

    Kaiser misses her boo (cumby) on the telly lol

  6. MissMary says:

    Well, I can meet him for coffee before he goes for that beer with Matt Damon…

  7. Denise says:

    So basically when this epic show comes back on we will get 3 weeks worth of epicness then cumby and co. will abandon us again. I can’t just thinking about it..I f#%king can’t.

  8. Geneva says:

    Yes! I need this show right now to. It’s been too long. Interested to see if Ben will finally win a bafta, emmy, or golden globe for this show next award season. I feel like he should have one by now.

  9. Maureen says:

    Umf, love him. Just love him. Need Sherlock now. But I’m definitely comforted by the thought that he’s going to totally REWEL the theatres for the rest of 2013.

  10. TeddyBear1111 says:

    I love when his hair is curly. Ugh I just want to pull it.

  11. MBP says:

    Scrolled past photo number 6 at speed – thought it was David Cameron. Scared the bejesus out of me!

  12. Eve says:

    “I like to imagine that he’s sitting across from me, going off on some 20-minute long tangent about music and food and the best way to dance to Michael Jackson“.

    Apparently, that would be inside a glass prison:

    Also, this…

  13. snappyfish says:

    he reminds me of a Paddington bear I had as a child; for this reason I can’t feel the sexytime vibe.

  14. CaribbeanLaura says:

    I love that second picture with his hand under his chin…he looks like he thinking about me, yeah? CAN”T WAIT TILL SEASON 3…sry for the shouting!

  15. grabbyhands says:

    I’m just glad he is back to being willowy season one Sherlock, with cheekbones in full force. I didn’t mind him being a bit bulked up, but this seems to suit him better.

  16. LadyRay says:

    I don’t get the obsession with this guy. I guess more for you ladies.

  17. Tish says:

    Can’t wait to see his Turing look. And weirdly, I wanna see him with Ikea Knightely again.

    He better attend the Emmys tho. I hear they’ll start shooting on the 12th. He needs to have bonding time with Damon!!!

  18. alex says:

    Wow you really love him!!I see many posts on him but THIS ONE! This whole post had nothing except the fact that he was filmed drinking a cup of coffee. hahaha
    Gotta love your enthusiasm for him ;)

    I do agree on the fact that it’s been TOO long for Sherlock. Love that show.

  19. Claudia says:

    Oh, I’m with you on the Sherlock angst. I am so in love with that show, and one of my absolute favorite episodes is Scandal in Belgravia. <3 I recently watched Star Trek Into Darkness purely for the Cumberbatch, I'm excited for his profile to really blow up.

    • Maureen says:

      Big Sherlock fan, but SiB is my least favorite. I think I’m spoiled because CSI already did the whole dominatrix thing and so much better with Grissom and Lady Heather. LOVED those characters together and apart. Don’t care for Irene Adler at all and that whole “closest thing Sherlock has experienced of love” nonsense. There’s nothing between Irene and Sherlock that qualifies as love. Something, but not love.

      • Gina says:

        Yeah. I mean I loved asib because it was fun but also hated the way they did Irene. And thats the reason episode 3 of season 2 became my favorite.

        Moffat caught alot of hell for that character being written like that. I thought they could of still kept her sexiness but not made her into some sex slave whore. And I dont think it was love either but he admired her because she kept him on his toes mentally.

      • Claudia says:

        I can definitely understand why people didn’t like her, and when I initially heard of the dominatrix angle I kind of rolled my eyes… but I found that when I got to the end of the episode, I loved her character so much. She was complex, she was strong and intellectually curious, and I appreciated that her ultimate weakness was Sherlock himself. I adored his uncomfortable reactions to her, and the super outlandish ending.

        I realized that fans of the novels were disappointed with that implication of love (because it’s not like that at all in the books), but I thought this interpretation was neat, especially since Sherlock is a pretty sexless character and that episode (and her character) showed another side of him. Granted, I’ve never seen CSI so maybe I would have felt the same as you, Maureen, regarding the novelty aspect of it.

      • Maureen says:

        The Lady Heather character was very multi-layered (she lasted for many episodes, so it wasn’t just a one-shot thing) and IIRC she had a doctorate in psychology which is where her real intellectual love lay. The dominatrix part was a real part of her, too, but it wasn’t all of her. It was also heavily implied that Grissom availed himself of her “services” but this was not a centerpiece of their relationship. The centerpiece was their ability to understand each other and have compassion for each other in a way that they couldn’t experience with anyone else. I liked that CSI didn’t make this into a “love story”. Instead the writers understood that human beings can have many types of connections with other human beings without it being romantic love. Because this is what real life is like. I’m totally fine with the way Sherlock’s responses were written on the show, especially when he became tongue-tied. But I tired of her and her banter and the over-use of the bits with the cellphone. OMG, those cellphones!! But guess what? I created a text alert ring tone for my iPhone using Sherlock’s line “It’s a text alert. It means I’ve got a texxxxt.” So nice to hear BC’s voice, too. HAHA.

        EDIT: By the way, I just remembered that recently when Benedict was doing press in Japan he was asked about Sherlock and Irene and he repeated the same tired meme about “Sherlock experience the closest he’s come to love” blah blah but I swear he sounded like he didn’t even believe in what he was saying.

      • Claudia says:

        LOL @ your ringtone. My ringtone is the theme song of the show :D haha. All that talk of SIB made me want to re-watch it last night… another reason why I loved that episode is because of gems like these:

        “You must remember, Sherlock, I was a soldier. I killed people!”
        “You were a doctor!”
        “I had bad days!

      • SE says:

        Grissom + Lady Heather! Yes!!! And loving seeing that mentioned in a Sherlock thread. (I also preferred the former).

  20. Katie says:

    I really don’t see the appeal in him. He drinks coffee? So does a billion other people. STOP THE PRESS!

  21. Queen B says:

    I honestly rather read about this guy then most celebs that are posted on here. Atleast he has real talent and people enjoy what he does. Can’t wait for his next several movies & Sherlock.

  22. Jake says:

    This is why Cumberbatch is my idol. You do one thing and bitches be all over you like flies.

  23. Evangeline says:

    From what I hear he is adorable in august:Osage County. I heard he sings and plays the piano. Other things but I won’t spoil everything.

  24. Str8Shooter says:

    Dear Mr. Cumberpoop (or whatever your name is):

    1982 called. They want their jeri curl perm back.

  25. raincoaster says:

    FYI I believe the New York Pizza place he’s in is currently super hot in London for some reason. It’s where Patrick Stewart tweeted that he had his first slice of pizza, New York fold and all.

  26. VioletCrumble says:

    Well, I’ll very soon be watching the (hopefully) future son-in-law sipping coffee, just like that, out of the exact same mug. Doesn’t sound like much, I know, except that in minutes, we’ll be looking at a fella that is the dead ringer to Benedict Cumberbatch. Dead ringer, I tell you. And smart. And funny.. And eloquent. Sigh….

  27. suchasmizequeen says:

    The Place P.Stew had pizza was Smilers in brooklyn, where he just bought a house, it was actually New York Pizza, he’s not so dumb as to think London could approximate it in any capacity.