Rachel McAdams: Cumberbatch wishes his bitches would respect themselves


The Doctor Strange promotional tour has officially started up! I’m so happy. So far, Benedict Cumberbatch has covered Vanity Fair and British GQ and he and Tilda Swinton have already made a promotional swing through Asia. The cast assembled in LA this week for some work and for last night’s LA premiere, which is where Benedict’s wife Sophie debuted her baby bump. The Cumberbump sort of distracted from the other ladies at the premiere, so let’s rectify that situation – I’m including photos of Rachel McAdams (she plays Doctor Strange’s love interest/Night Nurse) and Tilda Swinton (who plays The Ancient One). Rachel wore custom Versace and Tilda wore Haider Ackermann, her favorite label. I love Rachel’s dress, even though I’m a little bit tired of her in muted colors. The purple pop in this Versace is great though.

Rachel was on The Ellen Show this week to chat about the film, and she told a story about Benedict.

Of course Ellen brings up the Cumberbitches, and Rachel does her best posh otter accent and says, “He said, ‘Oh, it’s very flattering, but I just wish they called themselves something more respectable, like Cumberhumans or Cumberpeople.’” Which is funny enough on its own – Cumberbitches are like “I LOVE YOU, LET ME HAVE YOUR OTTERBABIES” and Benedict is like “Please respect yourself.” But it’s even funnier because Ellen points out that the whole reason that the Cumberbitch name stuck was because it has to sonically match “batch.” Then Ellen says, “He’s not that bright.” Thank you, Ellen.

And in case you wanted to barely listen to Benedict and Tilda joke with each other while playing Jenga, here you go. I will say this: his hair looks better here.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. LiterallyaShambles says:

    How many wishes could a Cumberbitch wish if a bitch could wish a wish?

  2. mia girl says:

    I love her. But why those shoes Rachel?
    IMO those are wrong shoes for that dress.

  3. LiterallyaShambles says:

    Also: Rachel is Queen and Goddess and my forever crush

  4. Alleycat says:

    Do these Cumberbitches actually exist!? Because I read about it only on here and I just don’t find him attractive in the slightest. I really love Rachel’s dress. I actually just really love Rachel.

    • Mia4S says:

      They exist…but you have to venture into the world of Tumblr and fan twitter to find them….I don’t recommend it.

      He’s been crazy lucky. He’s got the Oscar nod and the reviews so far for Strange are strong so it’s likely to be big box office. He gets to transcend the crazies. Props to you, Cumby!!

    • mazzie says:

      They do, on Tumblr. Warning, it can get a bit intense there. And for the love of god, do not click on Johnlock tags.

    • lightpurple says:

      Tumblr. Cumberbitch Hell.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I’m just here for his accent. I’m not a full blown Cumber-human or anything.

    • uninspired username says:

      Lord help me, I find him attractive but I wouldn’t call myself a Cumberbitch. They do exist though.

  5. AbrarAk says:

    Her outfit on Ellen -WTF?

  6. Tris says:

    Gawd, those gorgeous accents on Tilda and Bennie. Delicious.

  7. lightpurple says:

    Love Rachel’s dress.

    “conviviality” and reverse parking. Thank you, Tilda. Can’t watch beyond that because of needing to be somewhere else and I can’t handle him in more than very, very limited doses.

    • minx says:

      I like it, but she seems a little too short for it. Seems like it should have been tailored differently

  8. Patricia says:

    Oh Tilda, yes! I’m loving those curves!

    It’s so funny to imagine Benedict saying that! I am not a fanatic for him or anything but I do enjoy his dry humor, and I enjoy how much he reminds me of a sweet little otter.

  9. QQ says:

    Dresses are Interesting… architectural, I’m into em even if I’m still Eyerolly about “Marvel” and this whole Ancient One thing.. if anyone can pull this off its Tilda

  10. Sasha says:

    Rachel’s dress is very interesting.
    The cast of the Dr. Strange is top notch. The movie should be fun to watch.

    Poor Cumby. If somebody said about me that “I am not that bright” for the whole world to hear, I’d get so depressed. And Ellen is supposed to be a nice person. The entertainment is a very cruel business.

  11. Dorothy#1 says:

    Im annoyed he is still bitching about this. Im off the cumberbitch list. 🙁

  12. shannon says:

    She looks great and I love her hair. Hate those shoes though, and the leg is giving me an Angelina Jolie vibe.

  13. delorb says:

    Huge fan of Benedict, but I’ve never been a cumberbitch. I don’t understand the reason behind it at all. Just as I’m a bit confused by that whole otter stuff. Is it an English thing? I don’t find it funny or cute. At least the cupcakes are cute to adorable. But an otter? And come to find out, it isn’t even a reference to Cabin Pressure! Jeez.

    • Lightpurple says:

      The “otter” stuff is because he described himself as looking like an otter.

      What cupcakes?

      • Bonzo says:

        I think she’s referring to the fan that makes Cumbercupcakes and posts them online. Kinda like a sugary version of Lego Loki.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Oh God. Colin will NOT be serving cupcakes made to look like anyone.

  14. MI6 says:

    I would switch teams for Tilda Swinton.
    That is all.

  15. NeoCleo says:

    I love the dress but hate those shoes!! To h*ll with platform soles.

  16. Mop says:

    Rachel’s dress looks like a fancy cloth napkin in a matching napkin holder to me. Can’t unsee it.

  17. MrsBPitt says:

    I think Rachel looks beautiful!!!! Tilda looks like a nightmare! Her dress is fugly! I do not understand why anyone would be a Cumberbitch….he does nothing for me. I don’t find him the least bit attractive. But, that’s just my opinion!

  18. Minina says:

    He tries so hard to portray himself as something he’s not. I think that’s why I don’t like him.

    I’ve only seen him in August Osage County tho and I Wasn’t impressed.

    Then there was the whole “colored” comment which I believe was actually very telling even tho he was able to dismiss it as a slip of the tongue.

    It sounds like he just said that about Cumberbitches to make it seem like he’s grateful for his fans and respects women too much to let them call themselves bitches even in a joking matter.

    I think the reality is he thinks they are pathetic and that’s his gentlemanly way of saying he finds it distasteful. Even tho he revels in it, he wishes more respectable people were his fans.

  19. Elle says:

    While I still wish Rachel had been, say, Captain Marvel and not a love interest, I have to say that I now wish I could have been a fly on the wall when she and Benedict discussed his insane fans. Between Mean Girls and her relationship with Gosling, you know Rachel’s witnessed that sort of insanity first hand, and I bet they were delightfully catty together.

    • Saks says:

      Yes, this also came to my mind. The McGosling shippers were pretty insane for their time, and if I’m not wrong they were blaming Eva Mendes for trapping Gosling with a surprise pregnancy, and thus breaking their illusions for a reconciliation…

  20. bitchyarchitect says:

    you are my forevah godddess! if even if you totally sounded like a jerk rationalizing the whitewashing of the wise one. but I can’t not love you….