People can't stop asking Benedict Cumberbatch about Star Trek 2. The actor, who plays an undisclosed villain, has been frequently interrogated about the role. With his latest probe, he gave a tiny hint as to what we can expect.
In a recent interview, Cumberbatch revealed his boredom with the Star Trek questions. He's been asked the same thing over and over, and this time he decided to give a slightly different answer.
When it comes to his character:
"I'll tell you this, it's iconic and it's exciting. I'm bored of denying that it's Khan now, because people keep saying it."
On the joys of playing the bad guy:
"Really, really good fun. It's a great part and it's really well written. I enjoyed the fights and the stunts, there's lots of that and it really is proper action movie territory. I went off and did The Hobbit [doing motion-capture and voice work as dragon Smaug and the Necromancer] at the beginning of the job, so I literally came on set, established the look, did a day of filming and then f*cked off to New Zealand for two weeks before coming back. But it's the stuff of dreams. I know it's such a well-trodden, clichéd path, 'Brit actor plays baddie in Hollywood', but I channeled all of that and just really enjoyed it."
Once again, he doesn't give a straight answer regarding his identity. But he calls the role iconic. Does that mean the character (as in we've seen him before) or his performance?
What are your theories?