Tom Hiddleston on Benedict Cumberbatch
“He’s one of my best friends. It’s as simple as that. It’s funny how people have framed us together in a way. He’s just a great, amazing, brilliant actor.”
“Benedict’s a dear friend – I was chatting with him this morning, mainly to grill him for information on the new Star Trek film, not that he told me anything.”
“Benedict is one of my best friends, we live around the corner from each other in London”
"As soon as Guillermo called, I called Benedict and I said this is happening, and he was like, ‘Amazing!’ So, I had his blessing.“ (after he got Crimson Peak)
Benedict Cumberbatch on Tom Hiddleston
"It happens all the time,” Cumberbatch said. “People just don’t get to hear about it. It’s a very private thing. We like nothing better than buffing our Zygoma. And imaging a horny time traveling long overcoat purple scarf wearing super sleuth Nordic legend f— fantasy. Get to work on that, internet.” (on cheekbone polishing with Tom and Matt)
this next one, via benedictspromise
And THEN. He saw my ink drawing of Tom Hiddleston. He stares at it, says “Has Tom seen this? This is amazing.” I replied “No, I have no way of getting it to him.” Benedict looked up, cocked his head, and said “I can get it to him. I’m his friend.” Me: “Would you.. really? You’re..” B: “If you want it signed by him, just out your address on the back, leave it on the gift giving table. I will get it to him, get him to sign it, and he’ll send it back to you. Is that okay?” Me: “You are fantastic, thank you so much.” He smiled this huge smile, looked at the drawings again, and handed the portfolio back. We then thanked each other.. and I went and put the Tom ink drawing on the gift giving table.
some of my favorite accounts on Tom and Ben’s friendship.
“One of the funny things about having my parents in it were the responses. We kept it secret from everybody. Not just the nation, but close family and friends. They were more intrigued by the fact my parents were in it than how I survived, or the [Andrew] Scott near-kiss, or anything else. They were absolutely appalled at how accurate the relationship is between Sherlock and his parents, and me and mine, shoving them out of the door like a terrible teenager embarrassed of them. I love them to bits, but I can be quite short.“
Benedict probably apologized to his parents each time he was rude to them.
he’ll be like…
"I’m sorry mum…”
and to quote Benedict from TCA…
'And mom does say, every now and again, that I bring my work home. She saw me while we were filming it and she went, “Hmm, careful, darling. Just be careful.” It’s probably the best gauge.” ’
but I just love it that they are in the show coz they are brilliant and now we know where Ben got his acting chops. And to get a picture like this.
and and how Ben was proud of his parents…and maybe vice versa.
“I nearly cried watching it. I’m so proud of them and I’m so proud of the reaction they got – and I think they’re perfect casting as my parents! They’re actors, and they get nervous as well, and yet they were brilliant, they hit home runs, they were fantastic and it was lovely – really, really nice – to have them on set. It was really gorgeous, a very special feeling.”