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01 August 2011 @ 10:05 pm
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I stumbled upon an online auction of someone in the UK selling an article titled "In a Taxi with...Benedict Cumberbatch." It's from 2008 and has a subline of "Despite the high-profile roles and Oscar-nominated movies, this actor prefers to remain 'off the radar.'" Also includes text-blurb "You never get used to sex scenes--you hope the big screen won't make your bum look even bigger."

I bet you want it now, too, don't you?

I just want to be able to read the blinking thing!

I can't read the author's byline, but I can read the photographer's: Jean Goldsmith. It's got a picture of Benedict with short ginger hair looking in to a taxi from the outside.

There you go, you Sherlockian sleuths. Find it and make everybody happy!
Queen of the Dirty Look: BC halomadrona_8 on August 2nd, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
My Google-fu is usually pretty good. Do you happen to have a link to this online auction of which you speak?
Sherlock: Sherlock - Crime Scenescienceofdeduct on August 2nd, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
My Google-fu is amazingly strong, too, which is how I found it. The auction is at: http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/benedict-cumberbatch-interview-feature-2008-clipping-46373747.htm

I don't think the article is archived online anywhere.
Charlotte: Benedict 'eh?'musical_lottie on August 2nd, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Fascinating. It's actually not anywhere online! Hats off to anyone if they do find it.

Occasionally being short-sighted has its advantages; despite my glasses I'm used to deciphering blurry stuff if I have to, so I'll give this a go when I have a little more time.
Victoria: sherlockgrinstilettov on August 2nd, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
worried about his bum. What a girl. *grin*
onebluestockingonebluestocking on August 2nd, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
How could he possibly be worried? His body is perfect.
Victoria: creaturestilettov on August 2nd, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)

Karadinkaradin on August 3rd, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Martin said when they were shooting Sherlock they were 'both worried about their figures like girls' well, Ben wanted to emphasize the cheekbones.
Victoria: Jehovah!stilettov on August 3rd, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
actors are very image conscious. It's a cliche, but it's also true. It's part of their job, and it also has a tendency to make them look incredibly shallow and vain. But look (over looks, which is less important, because prettiness by no means guarantees ability) is part of the signature.

Of course, it reaches entirely new heights when, as Louise Brealey pointed out on twitter, someone like Julia Roberts stipulates in her contract that all photographs of her must be airbrushed. I think it says something overall about the Brit attitude towards art, talent and beauty that they've outlawed images that are too airbrushed.
Karadinkaradin on August 3rd, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
Well yeah, looks have to be part of the job, and you can get consistently typecast because of them, luckily Martin and Ben were joking about their diets on set.
soleiloublie: benheartsoleiloublie on August 2nd, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)
Article seems to be from the Daily Fail.
Charon_charon on August 2nd, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
Seems to be a Daily Fail series.

Look, here's the one with Martin Freeman: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1294381/In-taxi--Martin-Freeman.html
Charlotte: Benedict 'eh?'musical_lottie on August 2nd, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
Are you certain it was from 2008? I've had a look through the DM archives for 2008 and it's definitely not there.
Mrs Tufty: Uselessfawsley on August 2nd, 2011 11:45 am (UTC)
I pulled up all the Daily Fail 'In a taxi with...' interviews but no sign of one with Benedict, so it's all a bit of a mystery.
[bang]__girlonthemoon on August 2nd, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
Google links me to this article (from Cardiff in 2008) from the sex-scene quote.. Although from what you can read without a free trial I have no idea how it fits in!


Also here: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-175965068.html

Don't know if that helps!
onebluestockingonebluestocking on August 2nd, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
The description says "This is an item carefully removed from You magazine, available for only 1 Day in the UK on 2 March 2008."
Mrs Tufty: Bonkfawsley on August 2nd, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Definitely the DM then. I wonder why they haven't archived it like all the rest? I blame Moriarty...
Claire: crumpetshairy_maclary on August 2nd, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
I just bought it on the ebid auction so I'll scan/type it up when it arrives :)

Can't believe he's worried about his bum *eyeroll* IT'S ONLY THE NICEST ARSE I'VE EVER SEEN, BEN, DON'T WORRY!
Victoria: ohsnapstilettov on August 3rd, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
he really does have an exceptionally nice one, doesn't he? (read: he should get naked more often)
Sherlock: Sherlock - Hazardousscienceofdeduct on August 3rd, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Our Drama Queen: sherlock molly fangirlourdramaqueen on August 17th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh - did you get it yet?! I'd love to read this article!