Benedict Cumberbatch: “I’ve Overexposed Myself!”

The Hobbit actor worries that audiences might be fed up of him.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch has been a busy man over the past year, with starring roles in Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years A Slave, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and, of course, hit TV show Sherlock.

But despite his success and huge fan base, the actor has concerns that audiences might be fed up of him.

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“I’d hate to think anyone is sick of the sight of me, although I wouldn’t blame them. It’s just crazy. I’ve overexposed myself! Actually that sounds a bit dirty,” he told Adelaide’s The Advertiser.

Yes, Benedict. Yes it does.

Cumberbatch has no intention of complaining about his considerable exposure, though.

“I’m proud of every single project. I can genuinely say that it is varied enough, as a slate, to not fear too much overexposure,” he added. “I just hope the public agree because they are seeing a lot of me.

“It would be really churlish to complain about anything to be honest. I’m very fortunate to be in the position I’m in.”

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Thee actor is currently preparing to play Hamlet in the latest stage run of the famous Shakespeare play next year at the Barbican Theatre. He’ll next be seen on the big screen in The Imitation Game, a biopic of English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II.