Benedict Cumberbatch: ‘I’ve overexposed myself! Actually that sounds a bit dirty’

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Benedict Cumberbatch was in Australia for… I’m not sure? Let’s see… oh, it was an Aussie Comic-Con and he was talking about Sherlock and Star Trek and such. He must have flown to Australia after spending more than a week in Malaysia for the Laureus Awards and then the Formula One stuff. It’s a Batch Holiday! And while we don’t have any formal photos or anything, from this one Twitter photo, I’m thinking that his beloved denim shirt has made a glorious comeback. He loves that shirt so much. It’s like his denim security blanket.

During his Aussie tour (you Aussie Cumberbitches are so lucky), Benedict did a short interview with an Adelaide publication called The Advertiser.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch says he hopes he’s not overexposed himself with the amount of roles he’s taken on. Yes, he realises that sounds dirty.

“I’d hate to think anyone is sick of the sight of me, although I wouldn’t blame them. It’s just crazy. I’ve overexposed myself! Actually that sounds a bit dirty,” Cumberbatch tells Adelaide’s The Advertiser.

“I’m proud of every single project. I can genuinely say that it is varied enough, as a slate, to not fear too much overexposure. I just hope the public agree because they are seeing a lot of me.”

Cumberbatch is undoubtedly hot property – although perhaps fans of Sherlock would be quick to suggest more of that on our screens wouldn’t go amiss. But of course he’s a busy man. Star Trek, 12 Years A Slave and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug have all had Cumberbatch’s name on the cast list. But he seems to be having fun with it. The Oscars photobombing of U2 springs to mind. The actor admits, “It would be really churlish to complain about anything to be honest. I’m very fortunate to be in the position I’m in.”

On Sherlock, the actor says it’s always lovely to return to the role, especially alongside Martin Freeman as John Watson. Of preparing for each series Cumberbatch says, “Physically I do a little swimming and yoga. It sounds funny, but it helps.”

And on the future of the ever-popular BBC One detective drama he says, “I genuinely don’t know. That’s not me trying to be mysterious. None of us know if there will be a fourth, fifth or sixth series.”

[From The Radio Times]

He swims? He does yoga?! And now I want to see him “overexpose” himself over and over. Damn it, Batch. Damn your word choices!!

The Batch also did a Q&A session at the Aussie Comic-Con, and according to witnesses, he talked about how he had gone to see a psychiatrist after Sherlock became such a massive success. One witness says: “As an actor who delves into other character’s mindsets quite often, he felt it should be a routine thing and he happily assured us that the therapist said he was absolutely fine. He wanted to mention it because he believed that there should be more open discussion about mental health.” My Cumberbatch in therapy? Poor tender Cumby. I would give him some therapy. ALL NIGHT LONG.

PS… It seems that in a weird turn of events, both Martin Freeman and Cumberbatch are going to play Richard III in different arenas. Freeman will be playing Richard III on stage in London this year, while Cumby is apparently going to film a version for BBC2 which will be aired next year. So… he’ll do Richard III and then Hamlet on the stage next year? Sure. Cumby made a statement too: “I can’t wait to work with Dominic Cooke again to bring this complex, funny and dangerous character to life for the BBC and Neal Street Production’s peerless series of Shakespeare’s History plays.”

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  1. T.fanty says:

    I am SO excited for the Hollow Crown II. I think that Tricky Dick Cumby might make me hotter than last week’s Cumby on ice (which would be a killer musical, btw).

    Also, because I have been suggesting this on CB for the past year, it is only reasonable to conclude the following: a) that Cumby reads us, and b) that he is finally willing to do my bidding.

    *smooches at Cumby while adjusting bosoms*

    Come to Fanty, darling. I promise to be gentle (at first)…

  2. Fangirl says:

    There can never be too much of the Batch…EVER…… !!!!!

  3. Amelia says:

    More open discussion about mental health?
    TAKE ME NOW, CUMBY.
    Not that that’s usually a trigger for my panties to drop of their own accord, but the past few days means that I am more than up for a Cumby night of comforting.
    Throw in a bit of Shakespeare for good measure, and that’s me done.
    D’you think Hiddles will be a bit miffed now that Benedict’s signed up for two of Bill’s plays now? It’s not as if Hiddles ever had the monopoly on Shakespeare’s works, but first the velvet jackets, now Richard and Hamlet?
    I’m predicting handbags at dawn.

    • Kali says:

      I’m thinking duelling pistols at dawn ;)

    • 'p'enny says:

      @Amelia

      Benny at Oz Comic con mention that Hiddles was an acting inspiration. so maybe Hiddles encouraged him to go for it. Secondly, this is Hollow Crown series 2. Hiddles was in three /four of Hollow Crown Series 1.

      I think Hiddles is biding his time, he has done Hollow Crown in 2012 and 2013 Coriolanus. In fact if anything, he may be glad with Benny tied up in Shakespeare x2 2015, might leave Hiddles room to move into the Indie drama roles that Benny normally gets. :-D

      swings and roundabouts.

      • Amelia says:

        Oh, so it’s actually a second series of Hollow Crown? I think I’d better go and work on my reading comprehension!

      • Intro Outro says:

        This reminds me I still haven’t watched Henry V from The Hollow Crown, which should be called part 1 now? ;) Watched and loved all other episodes though. I wonder what my reaction to it will be since as far as I understand, Hiddleston’s Henry V provoked mixed reactions.

      • Abby says:

        Wishful thinking Penny. I am sure those indies will go to Hardy, Fassy and Cumby first more than anyone preceding Hiddles. No roles came to him yet and I don’t see them coming in future either.

        Not to forget Hiddles might have another competition in Ben Whishaw. I see the roles going to Hardy,Fassy,Cumby,Whishaw and then Hiddles. Just my opinion

      • Intro Outro says:

        @Abby

        “No roles came to him yet and I don’t see them coming in future either.”

        Surely. Hogg, Jarmusch, Davies and Wheatley are all waiters at a local McDonald’s. And yes, I am aware that he landed a couple of roles that were originally to be played by other actors but that’s nothing new in the industry.

      • 'p'enny says:

        @abbey

        Hardy is not into drama biopics about intelligent clever people, the kind that Benny said he wants a change from. Ben Whishaw, I don’t think can open a movie of a substantial budget, he is at the moment stuck in supporting roles. [except for Freddie M ] I think Hiddles is getting into prime position for the first time for a director to start taking a risk, hence Crimson Peak and High Rise. Both films are going to be very important make or break for Hiddles.

        Fassy is a step ahead of both Benny and Hiddles and is in a different market place, really. He is not really the actor for posh brit roles.

        The real competition is Eddy Redymane

      • Sixer says:

        Hardy is doing S2 of Peaky Blinders plus another major BBC historical drama over the next year.

      • Amelia says:

        Itching to see Peaky Blinders back on the gogglebox and Cillian Murphy’s brooding, mopish haircut. Hardy just makes it all the more exciting.
        The soundtrack’s a lovely bonus.

      • Ellen says:

        Wait @Camil. According to this link they haven’t yet cast anybody else or know when they start filming. Also mentiones funding issues.
        *whispers this might be another Capa all over again for poor Tommy.
        Now Benny is straying on Hiddles territory, he better start grabbing Benny’s scripts when he goes around his house. Otherwise it’s ice cream and hot chocolate with Bunny all round

      • 'p'enny says:

        @ellen and Camil

        Having just finished the book, i am surprised if they get funding at all especially if the script is page like for like. The book has nothing likeable in it at all, it is dark dystopia all the way. It is a risk, this and when film industry is struggling. i don’t know. I hope it goes ahead. ‘fingers crossed.’

      • Intro Outro says:

        @’p'enny, Ellen and Camil

        Yeah, I’d have thought Wheatley’d come up with more precise information on cast and shooting by now =/ Crossing my fingers for this High Rise project to work because I loved Kill List and that trippy Field in England.

      • Camil says:

        If Wheatley shows me naked Hiddles, I’ll give him the money xD

      • Isadora says:

        As for Hiddles and Shakespeare roles – I still dream about a Kenneth Branagh version of Much Ado About Nothing with Hiddles as Bennedick. Ken really put a flea in my ear with that – and as he said, Tom is great in comedy, I think, he just rarely gets to show this.

        The other roles? Crimson Peak will be very important. I think OLLA was already a stepping stone (ok, my Jarmusch adoration is now showing – lol at the waiter at McDonald’s comment! :-D ) and it would be great if he can build on that with Crimson Peak. I just really hope this turns out well because kinky horror is such a hit or miss genre, it’s scary.

        And you cannnot begin to guess how hard I keep my fingers crossed that High Rise actually happens. What’s not to love about dark and dystopian? I need to finally win quite a few millions in the lottery, I promise, I would do such wonderful things with them (at the current cost for movies probably all would be gone after the first.. but shhh). Or just let me in on the production process, I would pester investors to death about funding, I would even dress up as girl scout and sell cookies. Sorry, biscuits. Or hobnobs.

      • icerose says:

        yes Tom was in three out of four episodes and had a big bite of the cherry. Benedict being offered Richard was always going to be on the cards. The director has worked with him before and he will bring in a new audience. I imagine it will be the same as the original series with abbreviated scripts as its the same production team.
        I saw Mark Rylance on stage playing Richard and he was amazing. Just waiting to see who gets Henry and Edward. Henry is a very weak character so the casting will hopefully be interesting. I would really like one of the up and young actors like Tom Hughes, David Dawson or John Heffernam to get it but suspect they will be looking at viewing figures when they cast.

      • icerose says:

        Tom was first choice for High Rise and they have film four funding which is solid. Ben Wheatley is one of the best up and coming directors and his film last film won a London Critics Circle Film Awards and was nominated for a British Independent Film Award.
        I am really excited about it

      • Isadora says:

        Funding is solid? That makes me happy.

      • Intro Outro says:

        @Isadora

        “I think OLLA was already a stepping stone (ok, my Jarmusch adoration is now showing – lol at the waiter at McDonald’s comment! :-D ) and it would be great if he can build on that with Crimson Peak.”

        I too am a huge Jarmusch fan ^_^ As for OLLA – I loved it from beginning to end and will rewatch it time and again when it is released on DVD because it’s such an eye and ear treat and Tilda&Tom are ethereal there.

        Also, Jarmusch’s waiters are a specialty of their own, aren’t they? ;)

      • Isadora says:

        Oh yes, can’t wait for the DVD. I already got the wonderful SQÜRL soundtrack on DoubleLP – and it’s spectacular: blood red vinyl with black labels, very beautiful packaging and there are photos from the set on the inner sleeves.

        As to the waiters: I’m quite sure Elvis HAD an evil twin brother. Haha.. Steve Buscemi was perfect.

      • Intro Outro says:

        The soundtrack is amazing, I have listened to other Jarmusch/van Wissem collabs but OLLA is the best so far imo.

        “As to the waiters: I’m quite sure Elvis HAD an evil twin brother. Haha.. Steve Buscemi was perfect.”

        It’s a close call for me between him and Bill f*cking Murray lighting his cigarette with a kitchen lighter and gargling with oven cleaner. Unforgettable ;D

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Intro Outro, loved the waiters comment. I would add Benecio del Toro must also be part of that wait staff. OLLA doesn’t open here until the end of the month. It seems like an eternity away.

  4. Hello Kitty says:

    First we get a Fassy post, now a Cumby post. If Kaiser posts a Hiddles post we’ve got a Brit Dong hat trick.

    Apologies. I’ve got this past weekend’s SNL “Dongs All Over the World” stuck in my head.

    “9:02pm, find the dong. 9:03pm, destroy the dong!”

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Hahahaha I want Hiddles too! *stomps her feet, throwing a tantrum*

    • Ellen says:

      There could be a hiddles post Sunday. Someone in Facebook says he’s going to the Olivier awards but I don’t know if this is true because he’s due to be on a new location on the 10th. If anyone saw the crimson peak press release it’s at an old expensive looking stately house. I don’t think if they spent all that money they’d let him go.

      On the subject of Benny and virgin tommy sharing projects, why not? I bet they share women too. Lol

    • jammypants says:

      god I hope he wears velvet

      • icerose says:

        please and can he magic up a few of his curls as well

      • Isadora says:

        Does anybody know what his hair looks like in Crimson Peak? The Jag ad made me wonder because he clearly had blackish hair in that one but not in Coriolanus. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I think he should stop the dye job for a while.

        I also like ginger haired Cumberbatch better at the moment…

      • Mandy says:

        Yes, I much prefer ginger haired Cumberbatch as well!!!

      • 'p'enny says:

        @Isadora

        He’s wearing a wig in Crimson Peak, it’s Victorian times and his hair right now is too short. The pics of Jessica Chastain’s birthday looked he was growing it out again, it was longer and messier at the sides. It was still brownish though.

        the dying, even if its a temp job can’t be doing his hair any favours. Bring back the blonde curls

        whereas Benny is totally embracing the dark hair, its not ginger!! its a deep chestnut :-p and I am so glad.

      • jammypants says:

        I’m really curious what his hair will look like. No one even knew what his OLLA hair looked like until the first official still was released. So many secrets! I might actually want to be surprised.

        As for their casual look. HiddlyBatch both need to grow out their curls. I think Crumbly looks absolutely presh with some sideburns and a healthy dollop of curls mopping his finely boned visage.

      • Isadora says:

        @’p'enny: Oh, the suspense (regarding Crimson Peak)… And I’ve totally forgotten the Chastain birthday pics where his hair was lighter. So probably the dark look was just for the Jag commercial.

        And although I was never particular fan of curls I might have changed my mind after seeing him as Oakley lol..

        Ben’s hair is now deep chestnut, but I was speaking of his hair during Frankenstein (?) where he had – in my book – ginger hair and sideburns. I did like him best that way, but then I’m predisposed because always on the hunt for fellow gingers hehe..

  5. Kali says:

    Historical era Cumberbatch is the best Cumberbatch :D

  6. Secret Squirrel says:

    *ring ring…click*
    Hello. You have reached the phone of Secret Squirrel. I can’t take your call right now as I am galloping all over the Australian countryside trying to find Cumby’s overexposed dirtiness. Please leave a message after the beep if you know where I should be looking.

    *beep*

    • LadySlippers says:

      *whispers*

      Clever idea to distract them from what we’re really doing!

    • windy says:

      hihi secret squirrel, yes, am finally back on CB after many long hard days of busy work. Iust a suggestion….instead of galloping (and getting yourself dirty whilst looking for Cumby’s dirtiness), why not take a Jag with Tommy and Mark Strong . Not sure who you’ll prefer to drive whilst the other sit in the back seat with you. And pls, take me with you too on your expedition! I’m afraid I missed Cumby while he was nearer my part of the world, in Malaysia…and now am sobbing (yes I admit it)…sobbing to have him back, so we can continue to inhale the same air and talk about velvet clothing, songs and Shakespeare too.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Quite a dilemma Windy. I’m definitely thinking me driving the JAG, Mark in the passenger seat oozing out directions in THAT voice, Tom and Ben in the back seat fighting over the bag of sweets and who will get to check on Sean in the febreezed boot when we stop for ice cream. You of course can come along and sit between the boys in the back (no touching them though, it just makes them want to play “Your It, No Returnsies” for HOURS). Lady S is lucky she is a flower and can just sit in a pot on anyone’s lap as she sees fit. My beloved Janeite will wait at the dance hall for the Tango of tantalization!

        I’ll be sure to let Ben know of your need to have him head your way for a proper visit should I happen to bump into him whilst he is visiting Australia. I expect he will know who I am, given I look exactly like my Gravatar and we KNOW all the smart celebs come here for a goosey!!

      • Janeite says:

        Ah Squirelly, if that tango ever did actually happen I fear it would be the death of me. Although the idea of Tommy and Benny bickering over the bag of sweets (I imagine one accusing the other of stealing all the good ones) is pretty damn amusing.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Lol

      I am up for a Jag ride too, secret squirrel….

    • Kelly says:

      I can’t believe you’re not there occupying the whole comic con area with a 2000 strong squirrel power in order to kidnap him and never let him go.
      Instead you’re galloping across the countryside like you’re re-enacting War Horse scenes!!

  7. pixie-stix says:

    I was rather hoping for a new pic of him wearing jorts. No reason in particular.

  8. Ellen says:

    I’m looking forward to Benny playing Richard. He might have to tone down the accent for a more northern one but I think it would suit him. It’s something different

    • Isadora says:

      Yes, I’m really looking forward to Richard III., I think it’s a great play for him. I actually like it much better than him in Hamlet, I have to admit…

      • icerose says:

        I actually am quite intrigued to see Martin Freeman play Richard 111 at Trafalgar Studios-it is a reasonably intimate space and seeming him play against type will be interesting. He and Ben can exchange notes.
        The best scenes are between him and the queen and if the chemistry is there they can be really electric. Plus I love the asides to the audience.

  9. FingerBinger says:

    Cumberbatch has only been overexposed on this site. I think he’s fine every where else. I wouldn’t mind seeing him in Richard III either.

  10. flavia_deluce says:

    Right now I’m living for that photo of him in the glasses and brown sportcoat. Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  11. Mayhem14 says:

    I read some accounts of the Australian comic-con online and I’m kind of shocked at the number of people who attended multiple photo-ops, autograph sessions, and meet & greets (all priced separately). I am not sure I love any celebrity enough to spend several hundred dollars (at least) to meet them. Even if, by all accounts, he was patient and gracious and cheerful at all the events.

    PS: blah blah otter, blah blah alien, blah blah lizard, blah blah Hiddleston. Now we can move on to other topics.

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      The whole concept of somebody paying you for you to write your name on a piece of paper/have your photo taken etc is strange. Very bizarre…

      On a totally unrelated matter, I’m off to my nearest cash machine to drain my accounts for no apparent reason *whistles innocently*

    • Green Girl says:

      I can see your point. I guess some of these fans feel meeting him is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so why not go all out?

      • mayhem14 says:

        True. I guess I’m looking at it from the perspective of an old fart who has a mortgage and car payment and college savings accounts for my kids that have to be prioritized above the opportunity to find out what Benedict smells like. (lovely, according to all reports.)

      • Isadora says:

        I’m all for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. But the thing about this signing/photo stuff is that you probably get 5 seconds total (after you’ve gone deaf from the screaming and sport bruises on your body for the next few weeks – and not from some fun activity *cough*). It’s not like you actually MEET this person or have a conversation. I’m not even talking about meaningful conversations. So where is really the fun in that? Unless you have an olfactory fetish and that’s all that counts.

        It’s maybe something different with stuff like Zach Levi’s NerdHQ, where you are actually part of a rather well behaved audience and able to ask interesting questions. If you are able to attend something like this (but not for hundreds of dollars, mind you), why not. But the rest is a bit beyond me too… *admits to old fartism*

    • Nighty says:

      @Mayhem14
      lol… NOW the post on Cumby is finally complete.. otter, alien, lizzard, Hidlleston!!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVrxoLssjE0

    • Kelly says:

      Mayhem14 , you are totally right of course. I do think that people are actually paying for the opportunity to see him up close, talk to him, touch him/stand nearby and have proof of almost touching him while inhaling his scent to show off to all their friends, enemies, past and future acquaintances and unknown people across the world.
      The autograph thing is just an excuse instead of saying “hey, can I just stare at you for a few seconds and you could maybe say a few words to me and then I can giggle, drool, hug you and go off die in a corner”. It sounds better if you say “hey, can I have your autograph” :D
      Also later on you can stare at the pic/piece of paper he’s touched and fangirl like you’re 12. And never wash your hands of course.

    • pru says:

      I don’t get the autograph thing at all either. The only celebrity autograph I have, I had to be talked into getting it by the celebrity himself. He thought I was just too shy to ask. I didn’t know how to politely say I didn’t want it.

      Stupid question – who gets the money made at these things?

      • Katie says:

        @Pru

        Everyone? LOL. I mean, the actor only gets whatever the appearance fee is.

        The rest goes to cover the cost of the con and whatever’s leftover is profit to whoever’s running it. Cost of a con includes but isn’t limited to: permits, space rental, staff, photo paper/photographers/etc., marketing, press, security, licenses, talent fees and liability insurance. The bigger the con, the higher the price tag.

        Generally speaking, reasonable con prices are determined by comparing prices at other cons the same size, which OzCon does fall in line with. They got a 3 hour Q&A with him and I presume the other actors who were there, which is more than some cons do.

        The only exception is the SDCC, but that’s because the studio is footing the bill for the talent and the space. Larger spaces at the SDCC cost literally a million+ now.

      • pru says:

        Thanks for the info, Katie!
        So, Benedict would make an appearance fee, and the rest would go to whoever is running AussieComicCom. Who would that be? The studio? There is obviously good money generated at these ‘cons’, but I have just never known whose making most of it.

      • icerose says:

        Actors get paid a lot of money for what is essentially only a weekend slot-but yea i have only ever got an autograph because it was included in the price or if someone asks me to get them one. If I go which is seldom I go for the
        panels.

      • Katie says:

        @ pru,

        Not a problem! I’ve done work for cons in the marketing segment.

        This particular con is held by an events company, DCA, who partner with other con companies, including Reed Exhibitions (they run the NYCC) to host it. So here, you’ve got DCA, the other con partners and some studio sponsors all sharing the profits.

  12. Ellen says:

    Would anybody say that Benny has a quirky image?
    This is for the game some of us are playing.

  13. Kelly says:

    Seems to me he’s actively avoiding to play Sherlock!!
    At this rate we won’t get the new season until 2017.
    I mean 2 Shakespeare roles, god knows how many random pop appearances in every other film planned in the next 2 years, and oh wait, I almost forgot book readings and other voice acting gigs.
    Why do you hate your devoted homeless network, whyyyy.
    Ah, he better make it up with constant world-wide appearances with fans.
    I am really looking forward to him playing Richard III in all honesty, much more than Hamlet.

  14. Mandy says:

    After reading some of the fan reactions from the Australia Convention (and the other one from a few months ago)…I can’t help but wonder if he brought up the mental health issue to encourage some of the more unhealthily obsessive fans to seek help? I am not trying to be unkind here, but honestly when you read about people crying to him in autograph lines about how he helped them make it through tough times etc. it is concerning, and I imagine that might feel like a lot of pressure on a mere mortal…especially when repeated over and over! Don’t get me wrong, I think it is admirable he has sought counselling himself and that he is honest about, it’s important! I just think he may have purposely brought it up with that audience specifically (not that every person who goes to conventions needs help, I am not inferring that either). Thoughts?

    • Felice says:

      Well if he is, he’s doing a lot more than others who encourage “cutting for Bieber”

    • Isadora says:

      Hm.. It may be very smart to do so. On the other hand it’s probably too subtle for the unhealthily obsessed fans.

    • Mia says:

      Mmmm, subtle. Possible. Not totally convinced, though.

      I’m reading aaaaaall the accounts of the meetings and he’s been SO. INCREDIBLY. GRACIOUS. I couldn’t bear a 1000th of that.

    • Kelly says:

      I think you’re reading way too much into it.
      Crying over a celebrity while waiting to get his autograph and then fainting isn’t exactly something new (Elvis, the Beatles, James Dean, etc) or that concerning. So they have a crush and get obsessive. Big deal. They’ll forget him in a couple of years and move on to someone/something else.
      The kind of stress level and anxiety he probably feels, on the other hand, is something to potentially be worried about. Look how Heath Ledger ended up. Most celebs can’t deal with these surreal expectations, distrust, people taking advantage of you, etc. I’d say he’s got bigger issues on his mind that those harmless people with a crush.

      • Isadora says:

        Yes, you’ve got a point. And his fans are really sane compared to Bieber’s apparently. (I never heard of “cutting for Bieber” before, but I just googled it. Oh wow..)

      • Mandy says:

        @Kelly: True, the celebrity mania is nothing new. And I probably am reading too much into it. But I think we are kind of making the same point, that the fan reaction may be overwhelming for him and I just wondered if he was trying to defer it using “mental health” as a strategy. I agree with you, I could not live my life with that much attention and stay sane!

  15. icerose says:

    @Isadora The funding was in place pre Tom and film four would not pull out unless there were real issues. They funded Wheatley’s previous film A Fieldd in England which was mesmerising. I knew little about it apart from people raving over it and went thinking it was a historical drama. Well it starts out like that and then it just gets increasingly bizarre. Something happens in a tent which you do not see and your imagination just runs wild. i came out both shell shocked and amazed at how brilliant it was. If High Rise is half as good as that I will be a happy bunny.

    • Intro Outro says:

      Film4 also funded Kill List and Archipelago if I am not mistaken.

    • Isadora says:

      Ok, thanks for the info! Sound great! I’m not sure, but wasn’t A Field in England nominated for a Jameson Empire Award this year?

      I wonder what the “little merry dance of regional financing at the moment” Wheatley mentioned in the interview is then.. And I hope they start soon with announcing other cast members, filming dates etc. because I’m not quite sure what TH will do for the rest of the year otherwise. I always thought it would be Crimson Peak now and High Rise in summer, but it doesn’t sound as if Wheatly will start shooting extremely soon. Hm..

    • 'p'enny says:

      Ben Wheatley says negotiations with regional funders, sounds like script v funding. I thought this hinted at Film4 being funny-sods to me. Film4 though wont be funding all of this film, they’ll just kick start it. And it is supposedly a way bigger budget that Field and Kill List, it is Ben’s first studio based film. I think as long as Jeremy Thomas is in driving seat, there is still hope. He got funding for OLLA when no one would back it.

      It wouldn’t hurt Ben Wheatley featured in last Sunday Times as one of the new directors to make it big.

  16. janet says:

    Is homely the New Hot? He is not attractive.

  17. jammypants says:

    How is he overexposed? I always see him fully clothed. Lies!