Friday, March 7th 2014
So that creepy sex scene from Reign that made me uncomfortable…
So that creepy sex scene from Reign that made me uncomfortable…
The title of the piece: ‘The Case of the Accidental Superstar’ really seems apt when you consider the way Benedict Cumberbatch behaves and responds to his stardom. He still acts many times like a fanboy himself and overwhelmed at the idea anyone could be interested in him like the fame magnets he’s surrounded himself with.
And yet, he can play coy and keep away with his audience and his natural inclinations to seclude himself away as he says comes through with a bit of snark and self-deprecation that many journalists mistake for rudeness and off-standish poshness. Which again, he himself is baffled by these claims.
PHOTO CREDIT: Photograph by Karim Sadli. Styled by Joe McKenna. Hair: Paul Hanlon at Julian Watson Agency. Grooming: Hannah Murray at Art and Commerce. Nails: Trish Lomax at www.PremierHairAndMakeup.com. Set design: Max Bellhouse. Digital operator: Edouard Malfettes. Photo assistants: Antoni Ciufo, JP Woodland, Simon McGuigan. Stylist’s assistants: John Pashalidis, Matt King. Tailor: Caroline Thorpe. Hair assistant: Pierpaolo Lai. Makeup assistant: Lyndsay Lilly Keys. Set assistants: Alexandra Leavey, Tilly Power. Production: Ragi Dholakia Productions. Polo Ralph Lauren suit and shirt. Cumberbatch’s own Omega watch.
However, the man has become a household staple and someone that anyone who watches anything on television or the movies, knows. Benedict cannot possibly escape the frenzy he has created among a loyal set of fans, who despite many, many attempts at being renamed, still get called ‘Cumberbitches’ – such an unfortunate side effect of the need to name things in fandom. And yet his universal appeal cannot be denied.
Sarah Lyall says it best in this article:
His appeal is manifest, yet hard to pin down. His name is odd, Hogwartsian, suggesting both an Elizabethan actor and a baker whose products are made with rustic ingredients no one has heard of. Tall and lean, he has an other-century look about him, with his long, narrow face, his mop of crazy hair (he keeps it shorter off-duty) and bright, far-apart, almond-shaped blue eyes that on-screen can play intelligent, ardent, manic or insane, depending on the job. In “Sherlock,” he looks like the sort of person who has a stratospheric I.Q. and an abysmal E.Q. but is dead sexy with it; at the same time, if you were to remark on his resemblance to an otter, you would not be the only one.
Despite all of these truths, Benedict has risen to a stratospheric stardom that he never thought he’d reach. The joys of the craft still commanding his attention and outweighing the rigors of being a celebrity. For some reason, he still can blend into a crowd and go unnoticed. Hmmm… he does seem to have a slick Sherlockian method to managing this feat though.
When your best friend is Jennifer Lawrence – cool things happen. Like getting invited to The Oscars. Laura Simpson experienced the coolness of her BFF.
She was her date at the Oscars.
And for that we get the real story of how Jennifer Lawrence fell.
I think the most interesting thing that they don’t show anyone on TV is the street leading up to the Oscars. Highland (between Sunset and Hollywood) is filled with barricades with different entry points so no crazy person can plow their car through, killing everyone on the red carpet. Guarding each entry point through the barricades are men in head to toe camouflage with gigantic automatic weapons (rifles? I don’t know guns). I try to take a photo of one and I’m stopped immediately. Completely lining the sidewalks of Highland are the Jesus freaks. I am not talking a few—I am talking every inch of the sidewalk is full of God-fearing picket signs and psalms. Some have megaphones and are yelling inaudible sermons and others just shouting at the line of black cars. Right before you get to the red carpet, you get to Westboro Baptists with huge yellow signs of pictures of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Walker saying “BURNING IN HELL” and other despicable things. It’s so surreal and hate-filled, I feel like I am heading to my own personal Salem Witch Trial. One thing is for sure: They think we’re all going to hell.
We finally arrive at the red carpet and as we exit the car, my date eats shit and uses my freshly done Lauren Conrad up do to break her fall. The crowd goes wild. There are flashbulbs and people circling yet no one asks if I need any help because unless you are famous at the Oscars, you are completely invisible. I have never experienced anything like it. The only time anyone talks to you is if you are in the way of his or her photo. Oh and photographers on the carpet yell “YOU IN THE HUGE DRESS, GET OUT OF THE FUCKING SHOT.” It’s incredible. It is no wonder actors are crazy. The carpet is filled with screaming fans and photographers who only care about you; everyone is salivating to talk to you and telling you how great you look. We finally make it to the end of the carpet and I decide to use the restroom before I sit. Jessica Biel holds the door open for me and compliments my dress—no human being should be allowed to have her face and body. I get inside and Margot Robbie from Wolf of Wall Street shows me her Kardashian-sized diamond ring in line for the toilet and says “I feel like a guy with a gun should be following me—I could be halfway to Mexico with this by now.” The lights begin to flicker and we are told we need to take our seats. I quickly pee and head to my seat.
So the Maze Runner Movie isn’t coming until September, but the way this year is going – for me at least – it will be here sooner than I can blink and say, “Whut, it’s September already?!” However, the trailer feels like it has been around and promised for ages and just when… WHEN IS IT COMING, HUH?
Well you know, James Dashner has been awful talkative on twitter about this film Divergent. Oh if you’ve been hanging around Fangirlish you know all about it. Okay, even if you haven’t been hanging around Fangirlish, you probably know all about it. Anyway… seems like Dashner bought a huge lot of tickets to go see it with some of his closest personal friends and his family. Now that doesn’t seem odd, but when you pair it up with the tweets he made right before telling us all about the tickets he bought, you sort of could surmise… that just maybe, the Maze Runner trailer will make its debut on the trailer reel before Divergent. Pretty darn stoked for that to happen actually!
Anyway… again, this is all speculation on our parts. Don’t hold us to it, until we run a post that says confirmed and link you to a source that’s reliable. :)
While you’re waiting though, have a lovely movie still featuring Kaya Scodelario:
She is gorgeous and so talented. So excited to see her on the big screen along with Dylan O’brien as Thomas and Teresa. Definitely think The Maze Runner is going to be amazing to see come to life on-screen.