Our meeting with Mr. Cumberbatch it is in the distance; its characteristic poker face is there, although she changes it and becomes expressive when she hears the question of whether the doctor Stephen Vincent Strange became a kind of Rocky (for its relevance in pop culture and how it catapulted Sylvester Stallone) of his career.
The actor takes a few seconds and reveals that it is very important, but there is always room, not in the multiverse, but in our reality, to continue looking for professional adventures that allow him to build, as well as his character in his most recent film, the best version of himself.
I’m 45 years old and I make these movies (…) It’s a fantastic muscle to exercise again (in acting), to create authenticity from literally nothing. It’s definitely one of the biggest (of his roles), and it’s given me scope and freedom to support, nurture, and fund smaller projects.
Benedict Cumberbatch, actor
Mr. Cumberbatch he confesses to us that he loves that side B of his, of getting on films with “delicate and difficult” stories, away from the machine of Mecca of Cinemawhich poses plots that if he did not have the support of his commercial facet, “he would not have been able to shed light on any of them, as a producer or actor.”
For this reason, he tells us openly that he is grateful to Stephen, whom he defines as a role that, despite being immersed in the commercial universe, is not lacking in depth: “It is richly complex, a rewarding character and fun to play.
“I mean, I love being the Doctor Strange, but to think: ‘did it define my career?’ Rather, I am on the trip,” he added. Benedict. And you are sure that Stephen is also on the path of becoming a leader, “that’s what makes it really interesting.
Cumberbatch is clear about what keeps the public wanting to see more and more of the Dr. Strangewith the arrival in theaters of Mexico and the world of In the Multiverse of Madnesswhich challenges him in a very particular way, by giving his role many personalities, depending on the world in which he finds himself.
“He is a very flexible character, who is malleable for his experience. He learns very quickly, as we know. Not only intellectually, but now I also think emotionally. He is… deepening his emotional language. So he is, I would say… a leader in maturation, “he analyzes Benedict.