entertainmentwise may 10 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch might be the man of the moment now, but the actor has admitted that it wasn't always that way after admitting to failing to land a role in a James Bond video game.
Recalling the days when he was just starting out as an actor, Benedict, who was spotted filming Sherlock before he went on his promotional tour for Star Trek: Into Darkness, told US talk show host, David Letterman on his Late Show:
"When I got to the audition, there were men in their 40s in full dinner jackets. So I go in in casual wear and I thought, 'I'll shake it up', thinking there'll be lots of movement and action because it's a Bond character."
Going on to explain what he meant by "shaking it up," Benedict continued:
“So I started to throw myself around the room and over sofas and doing lots of Walther PPK poses… and that's not a euphemism. And I didn't get a call, I'm still waiting. It didn't go well.”