Benedict Cumberbatch holding a friend’s baby: the best thing ever?

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooAAAAAAAAAAAaaa. I’m so sorry, but this is what happens to me when one of my husbands is photographed with a baby. I would feel this excited (“horny”) if it was Michael Fassbender holding a baby. Or David Gandy. But considering it’s Benedict Cumberbatch and the baby is just a newborn and the look on Cumby’s face is all, “I’m going to take this one home, okay?”… yeah… my panties exploded.

Cumby is holding Paul McGuigan’s baby. McGuigan is a film and television director who has done films like the Wicker Man remake and Lucky Number Slevin, and he’s directed four episodes of Sherlock, including my favorite episode, A Scandal in Belgravia. So, Cumberbatch and McGuigan are buddies. They’re close enough where Cumby stops by to see his friend’s new baby, maybe drop off a casserole or something. And then Cumby got to hold the baby. And his friend took a photo and posted it to his Twitter. And it was MAGIC!!! And there were no more vaginas to conquer, you know?

I should note that Cumby talks about babies and starting a family all the time, in interview after interview. Some men (I believe MANY men) have biological clocks, and I think Cumby’s biological clock is pounding like a mofo. He wants to be a father. He wants to start a family. Sigh… I need to find him and introduce him to my biscuit.

Photo courtesy of Paul McGuigan’s Twitter.

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  1. lower-case deb says:

    baby looks like he’s thinking very hard, as though… “oh. must. not. pee. on. guy.”

  2. Reece says:

    “I think Cumby’s biological clock is pounding like a mofo. He wants to be a father. He wants to start a family. Sigh… I need to find him and introduce him to my biscuit.” LOL

    Damn you elusive sleep! *grabs morning tea & toast and waits for the foray*

    PS. He’s got Sherlock hair back? Sherlock! Yes…maybe?!

    • ebraca says:

      OH! Great observation!!! His been rocking the ginger blonde for a bit now… They finally have a better dye job? Season 2 had a softer color, so maybe 3rd time’s a charm. GAGH! Sherlock back, please?

  3. two_seconds_ago says:

    I want to have his babies!

  4. ew says:


  5. dooliloo says:

    Eve? Eve? vc ta onde??? 😉

    Well I’m trying to read the baby face and looks like he’s frowning thinking “Eh?? Who’s this weird face? Is it.. My dad??.” 😀

    Cumberbatch got Superman hairdo.. Suits him!

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Don’t call Eve! I need a chance to sneak out the back with Cumby for a quickie.

    • lower-case deb says:

      Lmao on the hairdo!
      it looks like a subtle stylized/caligraphic “B”.

      for Baby of course.

      • wanderlust says:

        Ha I hadn’t noticed that B in his hair! I scrolled back up and busted out laughing. On another note how will Cumby’s beautiful alien babies look?? hmmm

    • Amelia says:

      Sssh, Dooliloo!!
      Now, ladies, I think we all know how this is going to end *draws slutshank*
      Let the Cumby Hunger Games begin!

    • Miss Kiki says:

      *sharpens hunting knife* Bring it!

    • Apples says:

      Was just about to post same thing about Superman hair!

      There is just something about this man. YUM.

    • dooliloo says:

      haha my oh my!

      Eve is going to destroy you all 😀

      Anyway the reason he’s with McGuigan is because they’re working on a Beatles project… So yeah Cumberbatch dropped by his buddy for work and hey there is the baby 😉

      • Eve says:

        I’m here, taking notes…because I’m going to slutshank you guys in alphabetical order (I’m organized, y’all!).

  6. mk yarwood says:

    I thought you hated babies, and birth!?

  7. effy says:

    Casualy, he looks good. like he looks kind of handsome here.
    but when groomed? uhm, not so much.

    • Justyna says:

      I think he is one of those people who look better with hair covering part of their forehead. He usually slicks his hair back when he’s attending big events and it does no justice to his weirdly beautiful face. Plus he should stay away from blond-ish dye. He looks better with ginger or dark hair. But still, I find him so appealing that even with the slicked back blond hair I am more interested in watching him than all those pretty boys. And here – dark curls, casual clothes, a baby = perfection.

      • jamie says:

        I agree with everything you said. I’m personally a fan of ginger Cumberbatch (gingerbatch?). And I think his type of pretty/unusual features look best in casual/messy styles. Wow, this is what happens when home for third straight day because of Sally. Spend waaaaay too much time dissecting Cumberbatch, his look, his psyche….

  8. LucyOriginal says:

    I am so curious to see Eve’s reaction to this post… Kaiser is getting bold, talking about husbands and babies. But I think she crossed the line inviting Cumber (Eve’s husband) to meet her biscuits. *Epic fight*

  9. francesca1 says:

    If I were that baby, and I woke up to see that freakish alien holding me, I would scream bloody murder.

  10. Julie says:

    That is the most perfect picture EVER. Of all time. Hands down.

    The baby… the hair… the Cumberbatch. <3

  11. Micki says:

    …”Cumby’s biological clock is pounding like a mofo”

    LOL. you wish…

  12. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Just in time for Halloween! He looks like the ghost of a serial killer who abducted some innocent’s baby, prior to devouring it.

    How on earth can this photo get any lady’s biscuits wet? It’s creepy as hell!

    I don’t know…change the contrast setting on the instagram filter or give this guy a spray tan or something. This is not good, not good at all.

    • Micki says:

      Thanks for your bucket of cold water. It made my day.!LOL
      Should you go into hiding? Just in case?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Listen-I’m not trying to be a d*ck or offend ladies who love this guy but this is a dreadful photo. Still, one cannot be too careful when it comes to the wrath of angry Cumberbitches.

        *climbs into bunker*

      • Eve says:

        Kitten, I actually love you for that. You are hereby invited to our wedding.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      No anger here, just one less person I have to cut!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yes, but can you guarantee my safety? Otherwise, I’m staying in my effin’ bunker! 😉

      • Miss Kiki says:

        There’s collateral damage in every war so for your own safety I’d recommend you just stay in the bunker. When you emerge and me and Cumby are the High Emperor and Empress of the world I’ll give you a country or summat, just to say thanks for staying out of my way.

    • Apples says:

      LoL! Love him and think it’s so funny when people are baffled by his mass appeal. Have you seen Sherlock? His talent, voice, and interpretation of the role are what really caught me.

  13. Darlene says:

    Oh, he’s GORGEOUS. MELT.

  14. Addison says:

    LOL, crack me up! Too funny Kaiser, introduce him to your biscuit. For the life of me I can’t understand how you think this guy is attractive. But when I saw Fassbender holding a baby I gasped. THAT was breathtaking.

    I have read in a few places this Cumby dude say he wants kids so maybe all that is needed is a willing partner.

  15. LadyBird83 says:

    Is it inbreeding or is this dude an alien. Either way he’s kind of weird looking.

  16. Sway says:

    Sorry, but the look on his face says something entirely different to me… something like: “OK, I held him, can you take him back now? I think something smells.”

  17. Dani says:

    In the last picture, it would be complete with a wedding band.

  18. Tania says:

    Are those hickies on his neck???

    • MissMary says:

      Nope, shadows and the magic of insgtagram made them look like spots.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Such is the power of Cumby-love. A Cumberbitch saw a photo of him, somewhere, & Boom! Hickeys! Seconds later, Boom! Baby!

  19. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    Hand to God, this photo caused spontaneous ovulation. I just felt an egg drop.

    • Izzy says:

      LOL! As I read this I thought, “And ovaries everywhere just went BOOM.” As much as I love me some Cumby, I am SO staying out of this fight…

  20. Katie Too says:

    I’m relatively new here, but yeah, I’ll cut a b@tch to get to Cumby. Although I bet he cries after sex.

  21. Birdie says:

    Yeah, I volunteer to have his Cumberbabies! NOW

  22. pretty says:

    Looks like he’s about to kidnap that human baby to his home planet.

  23. BW says:

    Let the Cumbergames begin.

  24. jamie says:


  25. Lila says:

    Those curls! Imagine the curly haired babies he would produce!
    (Although in my head, he’s still Sherlock. I can only imagine the strange methods Sherlock would use to raise a baby)

  26. Jenna says:

    Awww! That’s too cute! I still don’t want to tap that though.

    Eve, you better get your slutshank out. These bitches are greedy! 😉

    • Eve says:

      They’re getting out of control!!!

      I think slutshanks can’t do the trick anymore. An UZI may be the right weapon of choice in this particular case.

  27. Ailine says:

    He’s totally playing y’all.” Look at me with a baby!” Or his friend is poking fun at his fans.

    • jamie says:

      Totally! I always thought that he has the best strategy for attracting female fans: talk about how badly you want a wife and family, etc….

      If I was an actor I’d do the same. Still, even though I understand the game I’m a heterosexual female and it’s working on me. I can’t fight it!

    • Apples says:

      100% No lies detected.
      It would definitely fit their sense of humor to be trolling those of us that love the Cumberbatch.
      It’s making me laugh just imagining them devilishly amused with their teasing.

  28. Missy Mara says:

    Le sigh…

  29. jamie says:

    I’m thinking of making this my new desktop background.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      This happened to my desktop last night when I first saw it. Strangely, I didn’t even have to set it.

  30. j.eyre says:

    I love your line about his expression – that is what he looks like he thinking.

    I like kids fine but I am not really a baby person so my attraction to anybody holding a baby is “oh thank god, I don’t have to.”

    That being said, this photo will most definitely go into my “special folder” I keep on my computer for, you know, “emergencies.”

  31. Samigirl says:

    I love men and babies/children. Gahhh…*almost* makes me want another.

  32. LeeLoo says:

    I’m all for British dong but Benedict just looks like a crazed serial killer…sorry.

  33. tabby says:

    Sorry but he is unattractive.

  34. Anon says:

    You’ve given so many other people cute nicknames. This dude is crying out for one.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Cumby? What’s cuter than that?! Not to mention all his other names, created by simply putting “Cumber” before or “Batch” after…..anything.

  35. I'm going to Guam! says:

    I’m looking and looking and trying really hard to find the ‘hot’ but can’t.
    He just does nothing for me.

    Meh, I give up. You can have him. *files nail*

  36. MissMary says:

    I really think his baby talk is overblown… not saying he doesn’t want ’em but I think it’s overemphasized to make him more likeable to parts of the fanbase.

    Also…that pic *DOES* things to me. For me. Near me.

  37. lolo says:

    “One of my husband” Ohhhhh. You’re of those women. Explains everything. LMAO

  38. lori says:

    Still no Eve? Did she pass out cold when she saw this? Can anyone reach her?

  39. TQB says:

    THANK YOU FOR THIS. This is why I cursed the dark during 36 hours of no power or internet!!!!

  40. nlv says:

    Love this and him!

  41. I Choose Me says:

    Eve. Paging Eveeeee! I wanna see her comments on this pic. 🙂

    • Eve says:

      Amazing, isn’t it? I didn’t use to fight that hard for my former husband Chris Evans and, technically, he’s a way more attractive than Cumberbatch.

  42. EscapedConvent says:

    I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but I have just officially Cumber-Overdosed.

    Lainey is reporting that Cumby has just signed on to play Brian Epstein! The “Fifth Beatle” (one of the 5 dudes who claimed to be the 5th Beatle).

    It’s too much, all this. The Dream House, the baby pic, the Beatles. I need a nerve pill & I am taking to my bed.

    • LucyOriginal says:

      EscapedConvent: I hope you feel better! I love Cumber as Sherlock! If it was Hiddles’ post, I would overdose too, 🙂

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Thank you, LucyOriginal! I just saw this. Had to take an extra-strength nerve pill after all the excitement!

  43. Jennifer Aniston says:

    Ok, as sherlock he is oddly attractive. But if you watch the YouTube interview of Benedict and Tom Hardy you won’t believe how great looking he really is. Gorgeous! And I like that he is friends w Tom Hardy. They look like friends who have a lot of fun. Would love to hang out w them.

  44. Jennifer Aniston says:

    I also don’t believe for one second he “wants a family, kids, etc”. He and Hardy say the same line. They probably laugh about it too.
    He wants what fame brings…. Lots of sex w lots of people.

  45. LucyOriginal says:

    Did Eve take the high road on this?

    • Eve says:

      No, I was just too busy with a final exam (and weak because of a nasty sinusitis) to check CB.

      By the way, I don’t even eat meat but I want to eat Kaiser’s liver…with a spoon (and while she’s alive and conscious, watching).

      • LucyOriginal says:

        Hahaha. LL would say: stop projecting negativity. Think positively and Kaiser will forget about Cumber. World peace!

        ps: I hope your final went well and that you feel better soon!

  46. LucyOriginal says:

    Trick or treat?

    ps: just went to this tumblr thing to find pics of Hiddles.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Uh-oh. Just looked at that pic of Hiddles. Hiddles-Love Stampede in 3….2….

      The Hiddleston Tumblr-ettes will have to be institutionalized.

    • Izzy says:

      I once made the mistake of checking out Hiddleston tumblr stuff, just out of curiosity. It was… traumatic. I still haven’t recovered. Them Hiddlestoners be CRAZY. I just can’t talk about it any more than that.

  47. Feebee says:

    Your move Hiddleston.

    • dooliloo says:

      Oi!!! Leave MAH Husband put of this!!! We are taking our time for the baby, now shoo!

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Hi dooliloo! I’m afraid that pic of your husband being adorable is going to set off hysteria in the Hiddles-twits at Tumblr.

        Is he baiting them with this cute-as-hell picture & his dreamy blue eyes? 🙂

  48. Lindy says:

    Oh yes. Mmmm. Coffee and Cumby with a baby. I think I would renege on my only child policy if Cumby wanted me to have his baby. I mean, my one kiddo is enough. But Cumby… yeah, I’d do it.

  49. Debdessaso says:

    Cute picture! I can’t wait to see pics of Cumby with his own babies. Most of all, I hope that they inherit his gorgeous voice!

  50. karen says:

    lol. He is so completely fugly. And prematurely aged. Enough already.