Benedict Cumberbatch teases his Star Trek 2 role: it's iconic

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Krystal Clark
Dec 17, 2012

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?

(via Shortlist)

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