Benedict Cumberbatch on the Set of “Black Mass”

Posted on June 27, 2014

These pics of B Cum aren’t exactly thrilling, but it’s Friday, y’all want your sausage, and besides, his fangurls don’t care what he looks like, so long as their sweet, sweet addiction is constantly fed.

So here you go, fangurls:

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And now: controversy. We have yet to see him play a believable American. His performances in August: Osage County and 12 Years a Slave either left us flat (in the former case) or took us right out of the movie (in the latter). His accent in each case was okay enough. Not great, but okay. That wasn’t the problem. It’s his affect. It reads “English” from top to bottom, no matter what sounds are coming out of his mouth. And in both movies, he looked like he was working harder to act than we’d ever seen in any of his other performances. When you see his performances in Parade’s End, or Sherlock, or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, they’re all effortless in appearance and wildly charismatic. We haven’t yet seen that quality in his acting when he’s portraying Americans. Granted the two performances we cited had him playing somewhat dim men both times. Maybe he’ll nail it this time, playing a Boston Irish politician. It doesn’t exactly sound like a role that plays to his strengths, though.

Okay. Now give us a second to put on our rain ponchos and bike helmets for the shitstorm to come.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Patriot Pics/FAMEFLYNET]

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