Benedict Cumberbatch is a rich doucher of the highest order, so you’d figure that he has lots of crazy stories of adventurous (expensive) shit he’s done in the past, right? Well hang onto your hats, because this is a good one. Apparently, our man Sherlock was filming a TV series called To the Ends of the Earth in South Africa in 2005 when he was kidnapped by a six-member gang. Wuuuuut.
From Event magazine (via DS):
“I had this realisation that it doesn’t matter how loved you are in your life, you die on your own,” he told Event. “I’ve still got a scar where I was tied up. It was terrifying.
“The next morning I woke up as a free man with the sun on my face and I cried. I thought I’d never feel its warmth again.”
Kewl story, bro. Literally. But dear God, you can tell he’s an actor. “I thought I’d never feel its warmth again”? Ugh, fuck off, this is Hollywood, not Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
I don’t care enough about this story to dig deeper and find out anything else about this kidnapping – after all, he’s alive, so it can’t have been that bad (yes, I’m being flippant). If any of you Cumberbitches (that’s what you call yourselves, right?) can clue me in on this one, let ‘er rip.