Benedict Cumberbatch ''Really Happy'' After Engagement
When E! News caught up with the 38-year-old thesp at the premiere of his upcoming flick The Imitation Game, hosted by Chanel, we had to ask the Sherlock stud how it feels to be the biggest heartbreaker of 2014—and no surprise, the handsome Brit was as polite and humble as ever.
“There’ll be another one…” he joked of his heartbreaker status. “And I don’t know that I really deserve that title. I think most people are just really happy as we are."
Following the exciting news, fans have rallied around the star and seem genuinely excited that Cumberbatch has found his match, but according to the newly engaged celeb, the only support he needs is from his bride-to-be.
"It is,” he said when asked if it’s nice to have such strong support his loyal admirers. “But the only support I really need to be honest I need is the woman I love who I proposed to."
But lucky for Benedict, in case he’s too busy with award season, the Internet has already begun planning his I-dos, naming his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman as a must in the wedding party.
"I’m sure they do, I’m sure they do,” he said with a laugh when asked if he’s aware that the Internet wants Freeman to be his best man. “I think we’ll let the Internet talk to Martin Freeman.” [x]
And also showing his true colours was Benedict Cumberbatch, who has been accused of being a Chelsea fan.
Not so, he told The Londoner. “I’m an Arsenal fan but I haven’t made it to the Emirates this season,” he admitted, saying he’d been rather busy. The problem arose after he was photographed at Stamford Bridge for a Chelsea match. But “I was with friends,” he protested.
Because I’ve had some people asking me, here’s the confirmation ;)
These lists are silly, but since GQ gets that Tom is at the top:
GQ Cool List 2015
1. TOM HARDY Age: 37 Nationality: British Occupation: Actor All inked up: Don’t get us wrong, we love the current crop of ludicrously talented, silly-surnamed thesps from the upper crust - Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne etc - but among them Hardy is a breath of fresh air. Unkempt, wild and tatted to the eyeballs: “different” is putting it mildly. His reluctance to do press only adds to the intrigue. Oscar winner-in-waiting: Hardy has made a name for channelling the wild (in his breakout, Bronson) and unstable (Bane in The Dark Knight Rises), so it’s no shock he’s next up in the reboot of Mad Max, the only blockbuster that could end up at the Oscar races. Locked down: Proof of Hardy’s intense magnetism could be found in this summer’s Locke, which consisted of nothing but Hardy, in a car, talking on the phone. It was one of the most gripping films of the year.
Since you’re all loving the Sherlock actor so much, we thought we’d treat you to a few unseen snaps from our day in the company of Cumberbatch. Check out our never-before-seen GIF of the floppy-haired thesp (above) or see the full shoot here.
Rising star Lily-Rose Depp has joined the cast of Stephanie Di Giusto’s directorial debut “The Dancer,” a 19th-century drama based on the life of American performer Loie Fuller.
Depp will topline Isadora Duncan, a San Francisco native who grew up in poverty and became a dance prodigy, quickly achieving worldwide fame. She had a crucial role in the life of Fuller, who will be interpreted by French musician-turned-thesp Soko. Fuller was a dancer born in rural America who pioneered the Serpentine dance and turned out to achieve international recognition at the turn of the 20th century.
The movie, which is penned by Di Giusto, Thomas Bidegain (“The Cowboys,” “Dheepan”) and Sarah Thiebaud, will chronicle Fuller’s fateful relationship with Duncan.
The high-profile international cast also comprises Gaspard Ulliel (“Saint Laurent), Melanie Thierry (“The Zero Theorem”), Francois Damiens (“Heartbreaker”) and Louis-Do du Lencquesaing (“Taj Mahal”).
Alain Attal, who is producing via his outfit Les Productions du Tresor, pointed out Di Giusto was a talented video artist who will give the project a unique visual identity. Vincent Maraval, Wild Bunch’s co-founder, is co-producing, along with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Les Films du Fleuve and Artemio Benki for Sirena Films.
Depp’s slate also includes Rebecca Zlotowski’s Paris-based period drama “Planetarium” in which she will star alongside Natalie Portman. Ulliel has just finished shooting Xavier Dolan’s “It’s Only the End of the World” opposite Marion Cotillard, Lea Seydoux and Vincent Cassel.
Lensing of “The Dancer” will begin Sept. 28.
(Thanks to Variety.com)
Attending the event were “Frozen” co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the film’s songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar president Ed Catmull, and thesps Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Ariel Winter.
Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana peform songs from Frozen | February 9, 2014 (Variety.com)
Kristen Stewart to Star in Ghost Story ‘Shopper’ for Olivier Assayas
Kristen Stewart is set to star in Olivier Assayas’s “Personal Shopper,” a Paris-set English-language ghost story taking place in the fashion underworld.
Assayas previously directed Stewart in “Sils Maria” which world premiered in competition at Cannes and earned Stewart a best actress Cesar (France’s Oscar equivalent), becoming the first Cesar-winning American thesp ever.
Penned by Assayas,”Personal Shopper” brings back “Sils Maria”‘s team: Producer Charles Gillibert for CG Cinema, MK2 for international sales and Les Films du Losange.
Gillibert said “Personal Shopper” will feature some of same themes as “Sils Maria” and will also have a genre/fantasy dimension.
Shooting will start in the last quarter of 2015 in Paris.
Cumberbatch: I’m thrilled that what I’ve done is successful, and that it’s going well and people love it, but at the same time, the last thing I want to do is to sort of suffocate the space I had before to be able to do that. The perverse thing is that fame kind of drowns the air you need to create the thing that made you famous in the first place. You need your space; you need to be able to work at a certain pace — or just be an artist, really — rather than being famous. I’m still adjusting to finding my way around that.
Norton: Tennessee Williams wrote this essay called “The Catastrophe of Success.” And it’s sort of about, after “Glass Menagerie” or “Streetcar,” he had gone crazy. He found himself completely unable to write because of the amount of distraction. It’s actually a really beautiful essay about trying to recover your solitude. But it’s just such a different era now — the currency and the collateral and the mechanisms through which people talk about the work they do are so aggressive and fast-moving that they’ve almost changed the playbook.
Have you ever seen the Maysles Brothers’ documentary called “Meet Marlon Brando”? They followed Brando on a junket for a movie that he didn’t really like. And it’s this incredible portrait of a guy really, really trying to maintain a grounded authenticity through this completely insane process. You can learn a lot seeing what other people have gone through in a way.
Cumberbatch: Absolutely you can. I started to look to that a little bit. It’s really helpful to see how past masters have done it. Just understand that you can remain sane in the insanity of it all.
There were too many articles in the press for me to cover them all, so here are just some of them - I bolded my favourite bit:
“Benedict Cumberbatch. The man. The myth. The internet boyfriend. Please enjoy 40 photos of the British actor for his 40 years of his gracing us with his presence.” (x)
Multisyllabic-monikered Benedict Cumberbatch turns the Big 4-0 today (July 19), and in honor of this milestone birthday we put together the 40 times he made us fall in love with him. (x)
“The Sherlock star turns 40 today - and he’s been acting for most of his life… ever since playing Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in a school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (x)
“And while Cumberbatch’s 30s served him well, the thesp becoming an international star (and sex symbol!) and, last year, marrying Sophie Hunter and becoming a dad to son Christopher, 40 is looking pretty promising too.” (x)
“Such a landmark age might be difficult to put to the uniquely handsome British actor, not least because of his relatively late start to superstardom – he didn’t become a global household name until 2010 when he took on the leading role in the BBC’s Sherlock.Not only that, but he has an appearance that defies all signs of ageing, with barely a line upon his expressive face.” (x)
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is turning 40 with a multitude of career and personal highlights under his belt. “ (x)
The casting news for Beauty and the Beast keeps rolling in!
After portraying a wizard and a mutant in two lucrative franchises, Ian McKellen’s next role will be a piece of furniture. The British thesp is set to play Cogsworth in Disney’s live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson.
Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad and Emma Thompson also star. Bill Condon is directing from…