Benedict Cumberbatch: ‘I’d like to thank the internet for adoring me’

For whatever reason, most of our photo agencies didn’t get any good photos of Benedict Cumberbatch on the red carpet of the Golden Globes on Sunday. I’m including the one lonely little shot we have above. I was pleased to see that Cumby attempted to work the red carpet, and Giuliana Rancic interviewed him live on E!, and he stopped by other outlets too. But photographers didn’t pay much attention to him because… Bradley Cooper, I guess. Luckily, Cumby was well-received at the pre-Globes BAFTA event, so I’m including a few photos from that set too. Incidentally, I thought Cumby came across really well during his E! interview – he was a pro, he kept it simple, he didn’t try to tell some long, drawn-out story. And his voice!! Also, I found this great GG red carpet interview he did with MTV where Cumby fan-girls Adele. I LOVE HIM.

One of Cumby’s main fan-girls sent me this recent quote from Cumby which apparently originated in Total Film – he was asked about the costumes he had to wear for his green-screen work for The Hobbit, and he said: “The costumes look great. Some of them were cumbersome and heavy but some were very snug; you can almost see what religion I am.” I love when Cumby makes dong jokes. Also, Cumby had a recent interview with MTV in which he is asked if he think Tom Hiddleston is more charming.

When told that “the internet” adores him, he says: “I’d like to thank the Internet in this interview for adoring me.” As for the charm question, he says: “The more charming person is the person that admits the other person is more charming, so Tom Hiddleston is more charming.” Also, Cumby is NOT on Twitter or Facebook: “No. Some of [the stuff online] is very funny, and some of it is brought to attention by people who kind of look out for my sanity and safety on the internet, and also protecting me, because people pretend to be me on Twitter and I’m not on Twitter. And I’m not on Facebook or any social network.”

Photos courtesy of WENN, PR Photos.

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  1. T.Fanty says:

    Rats – I have to go out and there’s finally a Cumby post! I’d just like to say “you’re welcome” to Cumby, and I’ll be back later, ladies. Don’t make any plots without me!

    • Eve says:

      Me too! I have to study for an exam…but I’ll back, bitches. You’d better watch your mouth (and other body parts).

      • Amelia says:

        Same here, Eve! Studying for post grad entrance exam.
        …I’ve been procrastinating all day, hopefully a bit of Cumby motivation will help :)

      • Eve says:


        There should be a huge sign right above my head with that written every f*cking time I have to study for anything.

      • Amelia says:

        Oh Eve, that’s bloody brilliant!
        Metaethics is so BORING and I’m steadily dissolving into madness.
        Hopefully my crazy mind will at least provide me with Cumby hallucinations.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Okay, made it to the library. The syllabi will write themselves – this is important. Apart from Eve possibly starting to foam at the mouth, what did I miss?

        I still stand by my previous statement about the egregious make-up slathered onto Cumby. Let the ginger go au natural!

        As for the dong, comment, well, if Peter Jackson makes me watch nineteen hours of Hobbit nonsense and doesn’t give me a flash of Cumby in lyrca, then I’ll have something to say about that.

        ETA: @Eve: I think that’s actually a picture of my office.

      • Izzy says:

        I’ll keep Cumby… occupied until you all get back.

        Seriously though, good luck with the exams!

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Well, this is bizarre. Only a few comments—-where are all the usual suspects?


      • Miss Kiki says:

        Just waiting on Ms Kay, J.Eyre and Miss M to turn up then we gots ourselves a party.

      • j.eyre says:

        J’arrive. I’ve got my sherry and my needlepoint rings – what’s our first move?

        I need to go out for my run and my editor gave me a deadline I need to pretend I am going to make but I will be checking in periodically.

      • Miss M says:

        Hi Ladies! I was teaching (Spring Semester is upon us)!

        I will be reading, but I will try to comment less.

        Love me some Sherlock!

        ps: I didn’t even recognize him in The hobbit.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Yep. Time to make the crumpets. I see we will need the extra-large Tub o’English Breakfast. Soon there won’t be a teapot big enough to make refreshments for all these Cumberbitches. ;-)


        Eve may need some of that sherry….she threatened to stab me & it isn’t even noon here yet.

        As to plotting & planning, I think we should figure out how we’re going to batten down the Cumber-hatches (Batch’s) because when Star Trek comes out in a few months, well……look out.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Well, Trekkies are a different breed, though, right? I think they just keep to conventions, no?

        On another note: social media. Cumby actually appears to have done twitter for about a week a year or so ago. If you’re so inclined to search, it’s really quite funny. He totally engages with a bunch of crazy teenage fangirls who keep sending him pictures of themselves in dresses. He’s quite polite and complimentary, but you can see the trainwreck coming twenty miles down the track, and it suddenly stops. I suspect he sensed the danger that Hiddles so blindly ignores.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Whaaat?! He was on Twitter for a week?! Must see.

      • j.eyre says:

        EsCon – stay strong, darling – I’m here. I think we are actually in pretty good shape if we can keep Eve to shanks and away from the hot wax.

        I am a little worried about TFan, though. I have not had to do battle with her since she’s lost that Hiddles feeling but she has approached Agent MOL re: human mutation experiments and, well, that is never a good sign. I say let them battle, then we can take out the weakened victor. I do have this new double-neck-roll-duck-face-finger-snap move I am perfecting and I really want to try it out.

        But if Kaiser jumps in this mix, I don’t know if even I can save your precious Cumby for you.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Hey! Be nice! I always offer to share – I’m a giver.

        I also still stand by my “baby and a giant butterfly net” plan for capturing Cumby. Anyone with an oversize safari hat is welcome to join.

        ETA: I’ll be back to work next week, anyway, and my young Laurence Olivier fetish will most likely kick back in. Nobody’s fighting me off on that one.

      • Eve says:

        I also still stand by my “baby and a giant butterfly net” plan for capturing Cumby.


      • EscapedConvent says:

        I’m not sure where this is going to post, but,


        Thank heavens you’re here! I certainly need all the fancy snapping moves you have in your arsenal, as I really am not a fighter at all. I know Eve can kick my butt. She has distracted us today with the circumcision topic, but the entire discussion makes me cringe. And I am a bit fragile at the moment, as a result of the head injury for which I blame Eve. (Again….circumcision)

        You see how little sense I am making? I have a large ice bag perched on my head.

        I think I will go & knit Cumby a nice little pair of socks.

      • j.eyre says:

        @TFanty – be nice? But that’s what’s what I do best, darling. I am the poster child for “doormat.” Perhaps you have forgotten my Rochy kept his first wife both in an attic and a secret until our wedding day… and then I married him in the end anyway. But you are correct, I should not have jumped to assumptions about you and those experiments. I am sure a Hiddle-headed Hathaway would be the life of the party. Crumpet?

        @EsCon – poor dear. I meant to mention to Eve that those paper-machete phalli she is using for set design were not stable. But those tunes are so catchy, I got to tapping my toes and just forgot the whole thing.

        Do let’s knit some. If Cumby is going to have a bris, he will need to wrap a few things in scarves to keep warm.

        (ps – I have pinking shears for TFan’s net)

      • Eve says:

        I don’t need to knit anything. I mean, I can think of certain things I already have with me that can keep that warm — in case I’m not being too subtle.

        Unless you’re talking about the healing process (although I’m interpreting that quote as he’s already had one) — in that case, I offer my services as a nurse (changing bandages, washing it carefully…).

      • T.Fanty says:


        I’m so glad you clarified that the pinking shears were for the net, and not the bris.

      • Amelia says:

        Look alive, Cumberbitches, the procrastination fairy has struck again!
        So I’m killing time at 11:20 PM staring at pictures of the charismatic alien instead of evaluating how useful meta ethics is. Oy.

      • j.eyre says:

        That’s funny, Amelia. I was going to ask for a status report to see who got what done. I finished one of my stories but have not submitted it yet as it still needs editing. The other one didn’t even get started.

        I did get to the dishes and the grocery shopping done – points?

      • T.Fanty says:

        I moved some things around on my syllabi, and watched my three year old do karate. Which I thought was a waste of time until I realized that I am in fact training my ginger child army for when the Cumby alien invasion happens, so all is good.

        I also discovered this, for the Eddie Redmaye fans out there:

        All in all, a productive day. How about everyone else?

      • j.eyre says:

        TFan – you have a ginger child? So do I! Seven year old boy.

        Mr Rochester teaches a night class tonight so I have a little extra time to “play”

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ Miss Eyre:

        I do – two! I am a ginger myself, and Mr. Fanty is a brunette who grows in ginger beards, so it was inevitable. It’s good to have some company in the ginger child army.

        What does Mr. R teach? Are you also an educator? I’m starting to realize that there are a few of us here. Isn’t it great to know that it’s us who are moulding the minds of the future?

      • Amelia says:

        Dishes and groceries totally count, as does defence-against-the-Cumby-arts :)
        I’ve finally got Meta Ethics *down*, so if that baby comes up in the exam I am going to destroy it like Eve on Cumby in a spaceship.
        Currently trying to question spot and predict the topics tomorrow…or that might be today, actually, it’s about 2am now and this is rapidly turning into an all-nighter!
        Ah, the things I do for a place on a Masters course.
        Any educators on here feel like moulding my mind? I’m rapidly starting to resent Plato and all his little Greek, angsty, thinky buddies. I’m tempted to fling ‘em in the same box as Greasy McSweatpits and Sparkles when it comes to overdoses of angst.

      • j.eyre says:

        Amelia – I have a tenuous grasp on ethics as it is, meta ethics would possible kill me. I would love to discuss over some spiked tea, however. Holy pickles, girl! It’s past 2am in your neck of the woods. (My son’s godfather lives in Saffron-Walden so I have one of my iPhone clocks set to London time – to know whether we can call or not)

        @TFan – brilliant! The men (Mr. R and heir) at Thornfield are the gingers and the girls (me and heiress) are brunettes. Mr. Rochester is the associate director of Gamepipe (Video Game Developement) in Engineering at USC. Yes, you read that correctly. I am not an educator, alas. I will be returning for my PhD. As soon as Mr. Rochester finishes his. Until then, I am a bored housewife/writer with far too much time on my hands.

        But oh, how I love me my gingers.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Miss Amelia, and Eyre,

        I think that if there is one thing we take away from this board is that we all have a tenuous grasp of ethics. At least in our own little imaginary worlds I hope that Amelia is in bed at this point!

        Miss Eyre – Clearly, you do. And why not? We are a fabulous race. Good luck getting back into your Ph.D – it’s probably a smart thing to wait until the little ones are older and less dependent on their governess. How long until Mr. R is done? And more importantly, what’s your field?

      • Amelia says:

        Well, if it’s of any interest, the intent to capture overly charismatic aliens with the “baby and a giant butterfly net” plan has yet to appear on my syllabus, so until that time, it is officially *not* unethical.
        Now where’s my safari hat? I could have sworn I had some binoculars too …

  2. lori says:

    Your videos are not available in Canada.

  3. Jenna says:

    Adorbs. Love his work. Still don’t want to tap, bang or smack that though. :)

  4. V4Real says:

    Awwww; I think he’s sending Eve love via the internet.

    • Eve says:

      You’re damn right he is!

      “The costumes look great. Some of them were cumbersome and heavy but some were very snug; you can almost see what religion I am.”


      Damn, Cumby! As if I needed any more motivation to think about your penis.

  5. Eve says:


    • Jenna says:

      So what you’re saying is…….he’s yours?

    • Meh says:

      lol calm yo tits

      • Eve says:

        I wish I could do that. But they went all crazy at the sight of that (dong) quote — I mean, Jennifer-Aniston-nipple-situation crazy.

    • T.Fanty says:

      *clears throat loudly*

      Five minutes, Miss Eve, that’s all it took. Five minutes ago, you were on the Hiddles post, sharing like a good little girl. I even had my spreadsheets out, ready to draw up the schedule. And then one mention of the Cumby-dong, and look what happens. You need to calm down. I have a taser stick and am not afraid to use it.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Oh, God!! Won’t *someone* think of the (ginger) children?!

      • Eve says:

        I saw that quote yesterday (and sent it to Kaiser). Now I’m picturing him circumcised (which is my preferred dong style) and I can’t see straight.

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ Eve. He’s English – that ain’t happening. Ah well – doesn’t meet your criteria. Bad luck. Luckily, I’m not fussy and super easy when it comes to hot, posh ginger actors. Once more – you’re welcome, Cumby.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Thanks for that! I just walked into a wall. Oww.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Okay, you ladies are making me giggle very loudly in a very quiet library. Hope your head is okay, EC. Happens to the best of us when considering Cumby-dong.

      • Eve says:

        @ T.Fanty:

        I know that’s not a common procedure there (neither it is here where I live). However, why would he mention that if not to suggest he has a Jewish dong (not literally that he’s Jewish himself)? That’s why I interpreted it. Also, a snug outfit will CLEARLY show the delicious contours of a circumcised d*ck (but not that clear if it’s a non-circumcised one). Come on, let me play with the idea for a while.

        “The Cumberdong is cut, I want to believe — The Musical” (by Eve).

      • T.Fanty says:

        “Cumberdong – The Musical” – sign me up! I’ll take the following quote (from his discussion of fan fiction) and warble it to the tune of “Send in the Clowns”: “I’m ripped, doing something I wouldn’t normally do with my body, or having done to it.” The rest of the song will entail me describing exactly what those things are.

        We’re getting a Tony for sure.

  6. aims says:

    He looks like a preying mantis. I know you all get hot and bothered over him. I respect the hell out of you guys. But on this one I dont see any of the hot, British sexiness. He just looks really strange to me.

  7. Amelia says:

    Aw. What a nice bloke.
    That’s all I’ve got for today, normally I’d Cumby fan girl more, but it’s been a long day!

  8. Miss Kiki says:

    I get all tingly when Jaguar Holmes mentions his dong. *sigh* what a dream boat.

    • j.eyre says:

      And oddly, I got the tingles when he spoke about he and Adele going to the same “sah-lohn”, which I realize is the correct pronunciation but as an American, it sets me a-titter.

  9. Meh says:

    I am not from that part of internet.

  10. ladybert62 says:

    I think this guy is so strange looking and not attractive and I have never seen him in any movie.

    But for some reason every time I read one of the Agent Aloyosios Pendergast novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, this man’s face appears to me as the protagonist FBI agent Prendergast – go figure!! I have no idea why my mind’s eye conjures up his face! Strange.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I’ve always pictured someone who looks more like Cillian Murphy for Agent Pendergast. And now you’ve got me thinking about it, which actor would make a good movie version of Pendergast.

  11. Meh says:

    lol y’all are thirsty for his dick
    i don’t get it tbh

  12. Mia 4S says:

    Yes dear Ben stay off social media! And while you are at it, try to get Hiddleston off it will you? It never ends well!

    I want to witness him meeting Adele. I hope it happened, too cute!

  13. BooBooLaRue says:

    He’s so sweet – look at that smile! And what a class act!! Love me some Cumby!

  14. Dani says:

    Never found the appeal of him until I found Celebitchy. I’m slowly starting to really love him. In a bizarre way, I would hit it. Hard.

    Please don’t tell my husband.

  15. RN says:

    I finally figured out who this guy is by reading an interview with him in Entertainment Weekly. I’ve got to say – the photos in that article still make him look like an alien praying mantis. I respect your love for him but I just don’t see it. His face scares me a little.

  16. Reece says:

    You’re welcome! :)

  17. B says:


  18. I Choose Me says:

    Welp, somebody pass me a cup of kool-aid ’cause I’m totally gonna drink it now. I’m really starting to get the Cumberbath love. But I’ll be over here, hopefully far removed from any slut-shank activity.

    Edit: In reference to T. Fanty’s comment. One of us! One of us!

    • EscapedConvent says:


    • j.eyre says:

      ICM – always good to see you. I am only an adjunct Cumberbitch – I really only come round to back up EsCon; I am the Captain Nicholls to her Major Stewart. And yes, I did mean to reference soldiers of whom one was captured and the other was shot off a horse by a Gatling gun – we really are shockingly bad at this.

      However, all that aside, I am happy to lend you a hand when EsCon launches into hand-to-hand with one of the others. In between sips of sherry, of course.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Dear Miss Eyre,

        I am thoroughly flummoxed by all this talk of battle. Indeed, if you had not had my back in several minor skirmishes, I would already have been flung onto the slag heap with all the other Cumberbitches Eve has destroyed.

        Alas, I may not be up to much strat-e-gery (George W. Bush’s word, not mine) today, as my head is throbbing & I cannot focus on my embroidery. (I was embroidering Cumby’s initials on a lovely linen handkerchief. Then I thought, “No, socks. Socks with tiny teacups on them….”)

  19. Sachi says:

    Still one of my favorite GIFs:

    That scarf and that neck. UNF. :D

  20. Lauli says:

    Talented and handsome. We thank you!

  21. Aria says:

    Sorry, girls! He seems sweet but for me he will always be the creepy guy from Atonement.

  22. La Calabaza says:

    I wouldn’t be surprise if tomorrow he’s engaged to Jessica Chastain and expecting twins. By the Academy Award’s she might have hooked up with all single males actors from London to LA.

    Her PR people need to cool it down a little.

    • Tish says:

      I would actually think of him first before Tom Hiddleston with regards to that story!

      And man, Jessica and Benedict should date for realzz. I would love to see them in awards shows thanking each other during their victory speeches.

  23. Memphis says:

    I’m sorry but I still find him creepy with serial killer eyes. You just wait…one day they’re gonna find body parts in his fridge. LOL

  24. Feebee says:

    I watched the MTV interview and while he doesn’t do it for me, he really can pour on the charm! He would lose the charm off but he wouldn’t be the one we’d be tuning out.

  25. Cazzie says:

    That’s a fantastic suit he’s wearing in the GG photos. Beautiful fabric and cut.

  26. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Is he naturally a blonde? Hated his hair in aAtonement.

    Also I wish he and Lara Pulver WERE together. They were hot in Scandal in Bohemia.

    Can’t believe she was married to that milquetoast Prince Charming actor. He and the actor who plays Will Gardner on Good Wife are interchangeable and both have bland, unmemorable looks.

  27. Carmelita says:

    Don’t worry, everyone. I’ll get Cumby to get on Facebook sometime before our wedding.

  28. c'est la vie says:

    I adore him – because he’s so damn adorable.

    Love that last pic of him, btw.

  29. WendyNerd says:

    He’s just so….. Yummy.

  30. ZenB!tch says:

    I still think he looks like a victim of bad plastic surgery.

    And yes, I’ve seen him on film and in interviews and in print. I just don’t see it. He’s weird looking.

  31. Fangirl says:

    Love his voice…. OMG !!!! WTF ???? Not crazy about him , crazy about his voice….* faints * should do voice for GPS navigation …I’D BUY THAT !!!!

  32. Tish says:

    HAHAHA! Love his humor, it is not ’in your face’ or anything but it is hilarious. I now know why people in the industry are crazy over him.

    The guy can literally charm your pants off of you.

  33. sasa says:

    He seriously looks like an alpaca.

  34. Sorry ladies I’m a total CumberBabe or CumberCougar actually. I love his face, his voice, his backside (seen it naked on stage!) everything really. He’s adorable, talented and I want one desperately. I even wrote romance novels based on him so I must be a truly be a lost cause

  35. Abby says:

    OK…. confession time. I’ve only seen this guy in movies where he’s a total creeper, i.e. Atonement… and he wasn’t that attractive in War Horse. But these two interviews…. man he has got an attractive accent. And anyone that can impersonate Alan Rickman gets a gold star in my book.

    thanks for converting me cumberbitches!

  36. Lisa says:

    You guys are hilarious