7 Reasons Benedict Cumberbatch Is The Ultimate Catch Of 2016
You don't have to be a Sherlock to figure it out.
I’m not the only gal who would like to snatch me a little Cumberbatch. From his perfectly make fun-able last name to his undeniable good looks, and his sultry British accent to his undefinable je ne sais quois, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has hearts around the world flitter-fluttering, and it’s easy to see why. A drama guy with a sense of humor, this guy is walking on debonair. Here are lucky 7 reasons why.
1. Endless Wordplay Available With His Last Name
With a name like Benedict Cumberbatch, he’s the Engelbert Humperdink of our time! I’d let his Cumber-buns fertalize my Benedict Cumber-eggs, if you know what I mean. Want to play along at home? Check out the Benedict Cumberbatch name generator! You don’t have to be a Blubberbutt Cabbagepatch to know that saying silly words outloud is fun.
2. He Identifies As A Feminist
When his swarms of female fans started calling themselves “Cumberbitches” the actor intervened saying, “I won't allow you to be my bitches. I think it sets feminism back so many notches. You are... Cumberpeople.”
3. He’s Just Enough Of An Asshole
Guys, Benedict Cumberbatch grew up in a world of privilege and is now a world famous actor making millions of dollars a year, and he’s not afraid to show it. He publicly defends the oft criticized posh world of his upbringing, and takes on high-profile blockbuster roles with unapologetic confidence, which has some die hard fans of, oh, say Star Trek flipping their twit on the internet. Don’t believe me? Look up 'Benedict Cumberbatch Hate Blog'. Then again, as my mama always taught me, if everybody likes you, you’re not doing it right.
4. And Just Enough Of A Softie
He cried on the red carpet premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness because he was so overwhelmed by the reaction of his fans. He recently got married, and commonly references his belief that being a good father will be his greatest lifetime achievement.
5. He’s Kind Of Weird Looking
That’s right. I said it. He made a career out of being cast weirdos and outcasts before breaking into the mainstream, and let this be a lesson to all of Hollywood that America is going low-carb when it comes to cookie cutter good looks. Wait, what? My point is, we don’t need everyone to look the same anymore, and in fact, we don’t want to. He said in an interview with The Mirror, “Do I like being thought of as attractive? I don’t know anyone on Earth who doesn’t, but I do find it funny. I look in a mirror and I see all the faults I’ve lived with for 35 years and yet people go kind of nuts for certain things about me. It’s not me being humble. I just think it’s weird.” Good. Be weird. It means that the rest of us get to hold our heads up high and be weird, too.
6. He Takes Himself Otterly Serious
I don’t know how this started, but I hope it never ends. At some point, the internet started mashing up photos of Cumberbatch side by side with lovable otters, then they did a bit about it on The Graham Norton Show. Now there’s a tumblr dedicated to Benedict vs. Otters. Amazing.
7. No Seriously, He’s Down To Tell A Joke
In a world of cooler-than-thou celebrities, I think this last reason really takes the Cumber-cake, and that is whether he is an asshole in real life or not. He seems like a pretty cool dude in the press, in no small part, because he’s always down to Cumber-clown. From doing the dragon voice for a fan, to sassy comebacks (re: twitter), it’s f*cking hard not to like this dude. Though I’m sure plenty of folks out there on the internet are trying their hardest.