Benedict Cumberbatch greets Japanese Trekkies, wears too much makeup

My God… just… my God. I realize that these photos might break the internet. Considering the overwhelming response to yesterday’s “Benedict Cumberbatch’s curls come to Japan” post, I’m assuming that you’ll be all over these photos of Cumby promoting Star Trek Into Darkness even more in Toyko. And yes, I realize that we’ve pretty much reached Cumberbatch Over-saturation, and yet I just can’t help myself. We have new photos, for the love of God! If we get new photos of Cumby, I HAVE to cover them. I need to cover them. *tosses panties at the photos*

WENN says these pics are actually from the Toyko “premiere” but I’m not so sure. I think Cumby just spoke to a rabid group of Japanese Sherlock-loonies/Trekkies ahead of a screening/premiere. But he wore a good suit. And way too much makeup. You can really see the Makeup Fail in the Daily Mail’s photos here – it looks like Cumby did his foundation on the fly, without testing it for the lights. It’s a mistake a lot of men and women are making these days – they want to wear makeup for the hi-definition cameras, but it almost always looks terrible.

Here are some videos of Cumby in Japan:

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. T.fanty says:

    Cumby aside, I’m throwing my panties at Kaiser today! Huzzah!

    And, damn.

    Re: the make-up. I. DON’T. CARE. I will lick it off then he can sweat out whatever remains.

    • Anna says:

      I think I might be Cumbered-out.

      • Meow Mix says:

        I know. Seriously everyday?!?

      • LadyMTL says:

        I AM Cumbered out…and I’m sure Kaiser is gonna run out of panties soon if this keeps up. ;)

      • Jenna says:

        Truth. But then again I don’t want to ride that all the way to home and country so…eh.

      • Meaghan says:

        This is the first Cumberbatch post I’ve clicked on, I had no idea who he was and curiosity finally got the better of me. I do NOT AT ALL get the sex appeal. AT ALL. And I hadn’t heard of him until CB started writing. I considered myself fairly well versed on celebrity gossip, but apparently I need to up my game!

    • LisaE. says:

      @T.fanty – You are hilarious! I love the interaction between you and the other regulars on CB. I am DEFINITELY a Cumberbatch fan, but the interplay of dialogue on this site is what has me coming back everyday to check and see what is new with you all. Well worth the time spent.

      Oh yeah, and I’m not at all worried about the make-up thing. He is still incredible…and lickable!

  2. Miss M says:

    I have to admit: it’s not as bad as TommyAnne’s orange foundation.

    • Anna says:

      I still do a double-take when I walk around the TV studio where I work and see our presenters, esp dudes, with about 5 lbs of orange clay on their faces. Just so that it looks nice and natural in HD.

  3. Arie says:

    It has been all about Cumberbatch these past several days. Love it!!! Yeah whoever did his makeup needs to be fired. Still love him though.

  4. GeeMoney says:

    OMG… I swear I’m going to explode from all of the Cumberbatch posts this week… and on top of that his b-day is on Friday!

    Love him!

  5. Sixer says:

    “Cumberbatch Over-saturation”? Say what? No. Such. Thing.

  6. Katrina says:

    It seems as though every other post is about this man, so I finally clicked on this one to see what all the fuss is about…yeah, I’m still trying to see. This is not at all attractive to me. Feminine, and greasy, and curly, and just no.

    • unmade_bed says:

      I see the same thing, plus weasel-y.

    • MonicaQ says:

      Seriously, like a bad Bond villain.

    • mercy says:

      He doesn’t seem to photograph well at all. It must be his on-screen presence.

      As for the makeup, he was probably filming something that required his normal ghostly pallor and someone thought he needed to look more ‘healthy’ for the cameras. Bad choice. No one can work the pale look better than a ginger, and it’s hard to find a makeup that doesn’t make porcelain skin look orange or pink.

    • kiki says:

      Totally agree. This man is not at all attractive to me and I can’t see what all the fuss is about. I am not making fun of him but I just do not see anything I would call sexy or appealing. Everyone to his own opinion.

    • Janet says:

      Then you haven’t listened to his voice…..

  7. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I don’t get the fascination – even Jennifer Aniston on a bad hair day is more interesting.

  8. Marr says:

    That’s sweet how they gave him a cake. I like Japanese. People they always seem soon solo …nice. The way they welcome celebs is great.

  9. Marr says:

    *so so nice

  10. Cherry says:

    … I’m just here waiting for our pet troll Jake to come out and show his cuddly little head.

  11. Leah says:

    He looks amazingly hot in the Sherlock promo pics!

  12. pretty says:

    His hair is greasier than Kristen Stwewart’s.

  13. Toot says:

    Someone said it, but I don’t remeber where, but he really does have a weasel face. Sorry fans. I will say his hair looks good in the video.

  14. chrissy says:

    Ugh! Yeah, I just don’t get it. He’s too feminine and weird looking.

  15. Neb says:

    Idk what this man has or is doing because he’s Not the traditional looker but he is pulling in women and girls like its no tomorrow. It’s even working on me! I cannot stop thinking about him I think I’ve been cumberbatched *sigh*

  16. Lindy79 says:

    It’s not grease, it’s product.
    He tends to overuse when he’s got Sherlock hair, as he hates it and doesn’t know what to do with it.
    I’m guessing he doesn’t want to end up shouting “Its the HUMIDITY!!!” when people comment on how pouffy his hair is.

    It’s nowhere near as bad as Hiddles orange mini-face-inside-a-face.

    • T.Fanty says:

      *splutters tea at “face-inside-a-face”*

      The gel is bad. I like my Cumby-hair, free and flowing in the breeze. Why doesn’t he get how much better this is?

      Or even Coldplay Cumberbatch:

    • EscapedConvent says:


      Really. Does no one else have curly hair that puffs up wildly in humidity? That’s why he’s using product. At least he doesn’t hide in his bedroom like I do sometimes when it rains.

      But he might try mousse instead of gel; gel looks too heavy on him. & put it on with a lighter hand.

      So he doesn’t know what to do with his longer hair! Crucify him! Crucify him!

      • Lindy79 says:

        He just needs to let some of us loose on his hair. We’ll show him how its done ;)
        Agree totally on the gel, far too heavy for his “delicate follicles”.
        I just think he prefers it shorter, he tried smoothing it down and we all know how that turned out…
        He shouldn’t tame it, he looked so gorgeous in Greece.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Yes, turn us loose on those curls! I would knock over both of my grandmothers to get my hands on his hair.

        Look at his curls in the third image, where he’s looking down, maybe signing something for the man next to him.

        ~whispering~ Know what I think his hair looks like there? David. Yeah, Mike Angelo’s David’s hair. Don’t tell anyone I said that—even Fanty might point at me & laugh.

        (If anyone wants me to prove this with illustrations, I’m ready for ya.)

      • EscapedConvent says:


        I’m sorry. ;-) I know you didn’t ask for proof. I’m just obsessed & I may need to be institutionalized:

      • Lindy79 says:

        *goes to her happy place imagining running hands through that hair*


      • Lindy79 says:

        And don’t apologise, we can be sent there together. It’ll be like One Flew over the Cumby Nest. We’ll terrorise the nurses by drawing pictures of the Cumberfluff, quoting his films and shouting “Yipee Kay Ay Motherfukkaaaaaaa”

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Fabulous idea! Okay, I’m in.

        I’ll bet I won’t even be the only nun in the place.

  17. Leggy says:

    Looks like his hair got wet or it has too much product. The makeup is not good. He looks good in his suit. I’ll even say with all that he still looks better then the STID London debut. Looks like he put on a little weight. He’s good.

  18. Mercy says:

    im trying to get the really trying..but it isnt working.

  19. Elodie says:

    Holy christ O____O

    I seriously love the actor but still no… no no no sorry no no no, no excuse here he is fug!…

  20. yolo112 says:

    Can we move away from this Cumbybatch guy already!? He is SO nasty lookin!!! Save your panties for someone a little less greasy, gross, weasely, butch, unalienlike. **shudder**

    • Abby says:

      You hate him so much then why do you even open the posts regarding him??

      I mean why ruin your own day…next time do yourself a favour and just don’t open his posts…I am sure you can read the heading properly

      • yolo112 says:

        ooohhh, so clever you had to post it twice… *eye roll*

        I’m obviously not the only one that thinks or feels this way. My day is hardly ruined due to the gross obsession had with this dude. But thanks for lookin out.

    • Abby says:

      You hate him so much then why do you even open the posts regarding him??

      I mean why ruin your own day…next time do yourself a favour and just don’t open his posts…I am sure you can read the heading properly.

    • Emily C. says:

      Of all the things I’d call this guy, “butch” would never occur to me.

      I don’t get the obsession at all, I don’t like him one bit (I liked him more before he was everywhere all the time, I find his personality grating), but he’s relatively harmless. I’m not fond of seeing pictures of him, but meh. If seeing a picture of a guy I find ugly is the worst thing that happens to me today, it will be an amazing day.

  21. Ilsy says:

    Cumby my baby. He needs to come home in my bed and get some rest.

  22. Another Ann says:

    I don’t get it. I really don’t. I find nothing about him attractive, not in the least. I have nothing against him personally, sounds like he’s a nice enough guy, but just not that attractive.

    The only thing I can think of is that there was something compelling about some character he played, that got people all riled up and they transferred it onto him.

    • Katie says:

      Sherlock started most of it…prior to that he was doing small movies and theater. Known and respected, but no where near the level of celebrity received when Sherlock first aired in 2010.

      His body of work though is very diverse-and he’s almost like a chameleon-in no role does he look/act/sound the same. Its really quite amazing. So if you can’t appreciate him as a unique looking person, you should definitely appreciate what he brings to the acting profession because it is IMPRESSIVE.

      • Another Ann says:

        I’ll have to check out some of his old work. I can appreciate that people like his acting. It’s the swooning, “he’s so hot” thing that I can’t wrap my brain around.

  23. Decloo says:

    I don’t get the swoon over this guy. I was sort of intrigued by his unusual looks when I first saw him in that spy movie with Michael Caine. Now that his face is everywhere he kind of creeps me out. IMO he looks kind of like an alien with those weirdo eyes.

  24. Abby says:

    He still looks adorable…I can’t help but like him in anything he does ughhh.

    I have never liked any celeb so much but Benedict has this charm that just sucks you in & then no way out.

    Btw where is the rest of the Star Trek cast?? Why aren’t they promoting it here like BC…I mean its not like those guys are super busy or something lol

    • T.Fanty says:

      Zachary Quinto is in NYC, rehearsing The Glass Menagerie with Cherry Jones on Broadway. *squeal!*

      • Lindy79 says:

        Oh Holy Jebus I would love to see that!

        He mentioned during that wonderfully random press conference in the box thing, that he’s not available in August when I think they may have something planned with a few more of the cast (although not sure), so he went when he was free.

      • Abby says:

        OMG really….I would love to see that too. Quinto is so talented yet underrated I feel, he hasn’t really got that many great roles to show his acting skills.

        Also he is a total hottie.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I shall furnish you with a review when I see it.

        *dangles tickets smugly*

  25. Abby says:

    Ehehe thanks T.Fanty…I hope you enjoy it

    Btw have to say I had been a silent reader here for some time and I loved your posts. You are really funny.

  26. jinni says:

    He’s like a humanoid earth worm with hair.

    He’s Earthworm Jim.

    I just can’t wrap my head around the attraction to this guy and I’m not just talking about physically because he comes off as stuck-up and bitchy in the interviews I’ve read on this site. Maybe there’s some kind of subliminal message/mind control thing that happens to those who have seen Sherlock and that’s why I’m immune to his supposed charms. But than I also don’t understand the hotness of BCoop, or the Ryans.

  27. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Changed my mind about the dude – he is entertaining in Forty Something, with Hugh Laurie.

  28. EscapedConvent says:

    Yes. It IS subliminal messaging! Someone finally figured it out!

    The BBC, clever bastards that they are, got their hands on some very sophisticated code technology that Bletchley Park had left over from World War II. They realized, correctly, that if this code thing worked on Nazis, it would certainly work on most of the female population of Earth.

    This will all be revealed in the upcoming Cumby film “The Imitation Game.” But it will be too late for all of you Earthling ladies. :-/

  29. Lindy79 says:

    KIMONO…a bloody kimono!!! He’s a total dude.
    *waits for “ew, he’s ugly, look at his feet” posts*

    • Eve says:

      Don’t wait (ignore them instead).

    • T.fanty says:

      I just saw the pics! Cumby is the gift that keeps on giving.

      Now. Do you think it’s easier to get him out of a Kimono than a pair of purple jeans? The plus side to a kimono is that one can always just duck under it.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        I volunteer to experiment with both methods of clothing removal. My guess is that the kimono would be easier, but I have never actually torn a kimono off anyone’s body (with my teeth, Fanty, as you like to do)

        The only way this KimonoBatch could make me any happier is if it had Hello Kitty all over it. Maybe the ladies got him one of those too, to wear on the plane trip back?

      • T.fanty says:

        Maybe he’s wearing traditional Japanese Hello Kitty underpants beneath. I would believe that.

      • Noreen says:

        He was wearing a yukata, not a kimono. :)

    • T.fanty says:

      I don’t know what I love about those pics more – the kimono or the picture of Kahn in a crown behind him.

      God, I love Japan. 🎌🎌🎌🎌🎌🎌

      Kaiser had better be all over this tomorrow. I expect EPIC prose to match the glory of the kimono. Although, to be fair, at this point, words are kind of failing me.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Khan in a crown was so brilliant, that coupled with him towering over most of them, there had better be video footage!

    • Lindy79 says:

      Yukata, well ya learn something new everyday. Sorry, showing my lack of cultural knowledge. Thanks Noreen! :)

  30. bangbang says:

    Its ok Cumby, I can teach you. The trick is once you put on all your pale facemakeup you have to drawn your eyebrows back ON. Promise, it fixes pretty much everything.

  31. C says:

    I really don’t get the fuss about this guy. He looks like he has an extra chromosome.

  32. Jasmine K says:

    I feel like this guy is just strange-looking enough to pull off the ginger look. I’d love to see his hair that color