Benedict Cumberbatch tries & fails to bring back hats at the Chelsea Flower show


Benedict Cumberbatch needs a job. I know he keeps signing on to films, but he needs a gig right now. He’s been out of work for a few months and he’s been going to the opening of an envelope lately. Last night, he attended a theater party hosted by Ian McKellen, and today he’s in attendance (working for the BBC) at the annual Chelsea Flower Show. I’m not complaining because I love new Cumberphotos, but still… he needs a job. A summer job.

Benedict brought his mum, although our beloved Wanda is not in these photos. Instead, we’re treated to Benedict’s hat. Ugh. THAT HAT. Years ago, before Benedict was the object of mass Cumberbitch affection, he used to wear hats all the time. As he got more famous, he stopped with the hats, probably because A) someone told him that the Cumbercurls are important and B) because he cannot pull off hats. They make his beautiful lizard face look even weirder, and I’m saying that as someone who has had many sexual fantasies about Benedict and his lizard face. Incidentally, I don’t even think that stupid hat fits his lizard head. Damn it, Benedict! Don’t do this to my fantasies.

So, would I hit it? Yes, but only after we burned that hat in a cleansing fire.




Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. feebee says:

    Well he tried. But maybe one that fitted would be better, no? Or do I know s^!t about hats?

  2. AG-UK says:

    NOOO that hat doesn’t even fit his head. He doesn’t have a hat head OR is that a bad photo image.. He looks like those Ska guys from back in the day.

  3. kri says:

    Don’t cover the curls!! I thought we talked about this, darling.

  4. Tatjana says:

    What in God’s name is he wearing? Is he colour-blind? I get it was a flower show, but so much pastels. So much.

  5. Abby_J says:

    Nope, Nope, Nope. Benedict Cumberbatch has been growing on me the past few weeks, but I think these pictures really killed my Cumby Buzz.

  6. 'P'enny says:

    Wanda!!!! why have you let him leave the house dressed like a cricket umpire?

  7. Sarah says:

    Its like he grabbed the Toddler size off the shelf.

  8. Delorb says:

    Meh. We’ve seen worse hats on men….and probably at this same event. I’d still hit it, hat or no hat.

  9. Kristen says:

    I actually like the hat. I’d like to see him in it… and nothing else.

  10. malina says:

    I don’t mind but isn’t this hat just too small? It seems to rest on his curls and not really on his head…

  11. Not-so-cumberbatched says:

    Yeah, I used to be completely obsessed with this man, but I’m totally put off, now. It’s been a slow decent into finding him unbearably hideous, but I’m here and let me tell you, ladies, when you look back on this time.. You’ll be amused and in awe of your own attraction to this alien.

  12. GeeMoney says:

    Not his best outfit, not his worst. Still love him anyway.

    PS – I like him in hats… he just needs to find the right type that looks good on him.

    PPS – Two Cumby posts in one day… wow. I’m not upset! I’m just overwhelmed. In a good way… :)

  13. EleanorRigby says:

    Part of me loves the fact he’s a total ass-mess and part of me is so frustrated. Overall, I remain aroused and I’m starting to worry about myself.

  14. Hello Kitty says:

    Cumby looks like the Johnny Depp lizard movie, Rango. But I’d still be seen in public with him.

  15. ann valor says:

    What? He looks fantastic, and that hat fits properly??? He definitely didn’t fail.

  16. PunkyMomma says:

    Nooooooo! Otter! Take that little hat off the CumbyCurls immediately! You are not to be subjected to Mr. Potato Head ridicule. Take it off!

  17. allheavens says:

    I am not put off by the pastels but the hat, just no baby, just no.

    We all know that Benedict dresses in a dark closet, with a blindfold over is his eyes so why are we surprised? But it is certainly not is worst outfit by any stretch.

    Anywoo, his hair is looking good and healthy, God knows it took a beating the last two years, plus the flowers are making his eyes look beautiful.

  18. MissMary says:

    Is he trying to recapture his “look” from the 2010 show?

    And I knew he took after his mom but omg I didn’t realize how strongly until I saw these pics from the flower show. Same expressions and all…

  19. Freebunny says:

    I wonder if it’s Wanda’s hat, it’s too small for being his.
    Or not, after all it’s Benedict…

  20. Lindy79 says:

    I could have liked the hat if it fit him.
    He probably didn’t want to put the curls under too much pressure by squeezing them, so he foolishly thought to buy a small hat that would sit on top.

    I quite like the pastels on him., especially when he took the jacket off and…arms!!

  21. Cel says:

    That hat doesn’t seem to fit him well (maybe it’s the curls?) If you’ve seen him in Third Star then you have witnessed him wear the hell out of a fedora. He can pull of hats. Just not this one.

  22. Sam H xx says:

    I just love his curls *swoon* I love everything minus the hat.

  23. EscapedConvent says:

    What the HELL? Why is my alien husband wearing Justin Timberlake’s tiny hat? I think he’s even frightening Wanda, & that takes some doing.

  24. T.fanty says:

    Perhaps he’s using the hat to deflect attention from the fact that he’s there. You know, in keeping with his passionate commitment to keeping his private life private. Let’s cut the poor gardening enthusiast some slack. I’m sure he’s only there for the foliage.

  25. Ravensdaughter says:

    I think Cumby needs to go to a faraway island resort with his secret GF. I think the child sized hat was tongue in cheek but fell flat. At this point, he is overexposed and still trying too hard. Just go away and chill for awhile, dude…

  26. haberdasher says:

    It’s a trilby. That’s how trilbys are meant to fit. Mind you, I’m not commenting on the *choice* of a trilby…