[Here's why he kept his born name] "When I started, I just assumed I couldn't be called Benedict Cumberbatch... but then, one day, I told someone in the business what I was really called and they said, 'That's great, that's something you can use to stand out.'"
[On Advice from Meryl Streep] "I asked her how she approached the multiple layers of her part. And she said, 'I don't know. I don't have a process. It changes with every job, doesn't it?' And I thought, Oh, thank God, to hear her say it. This whole thing about technique or method? It's bullshit. People say, 'Oh, you're so precise.' But within that I work very hard to give every part a heartbeat. I learned a lot from just watching Meryl in repose. It was a bit like a Sherlock deduction actually."
And in the humorous video below, we have J.J Abrams and Conan O'Brien showing Benedict in a cut shower scene in an effort to answer charges of sexism in the latest Star Trek movie.