Mary McDonnell profile in Closer Magazine, June 16th issue
Mary interview :) Eddie is her favourite leading man! (She really didn’t have to tell us that. its obvi!)
MARY ON AUSTRALIAN TV, HOW DID I MISS THIS??? Great stuff.
Tom is asked if he is the reincarnation of actor Errol Flynn and receives quite a nice compliment from Benedict.
Oh, this…This is too adorable…
I hereby proclaim myself a cumberbabe for life.
You heard the man.
Are you more interested in something that’s rare and difficult to find on vinyl, or only with what sounds good?
I mostly want what sounds good. But of course, it’s doubly, triply nice if you find something that’s rare that you really, really want. That’s the ultimate joy for me. There’s a record called “To Know You Is To Love You,” which Syreeta recorded with Stevie Wonder back in the early ’70s. I owned a copy of it on one of those old Motown hits compilations, but I really wanted it on a 7-inch. About ten years ago, I was up in Yorkshire working at a theater, and I went to a local record shop. They had it on 7-inch for two pounds fifty! I was like, “Fuuucking hell!” I was literally emitting high-pitched squeaks as I was leaving the shop, just out of excitement. I was almost crying. An original Syreeta 7-inch and it’s only two pound fifty? It’s not like it’s a super rare record, but I’d been looking for that 7-inch for quite some time.
Hasn’t anybody ever told you about eBay?
(Laughs.) Yeah, I know. But I can’t get my head around eBay. A friend of mine uses it all the time and he swears by it. He buys stuff mainly from America, because he’s a fucking soul-and-blues-and-jazz head. Every day, he gets these lovely little packages delivered to him through the post, and he’s found some incredible records for just eight quid or something. I prefer to spend all my time in record shops. And when you eventually find what you want, it’s a joy. It’s an absolute joy.
MF: …When I was 18, I probably would’ve thought that Van Morrison was fucking awful. You need to be ready to hear a record. I know Leonard Cohen isn’t shit, but it doesn’t do anything for me. It’s subjective, and that’s what’s so beautiful about music. It doesn’t matter what you know or what you think you know, there’s always going to be somebody who listens to a song you love and says, “That’s shit.” And what can you say? You can’t say anything! I can’t talk to somebody who loves Bono and convince them that he’s a prick. They think he’s great. Good for them. That’s brilliant. It’s not my business to fucking tell them any differently. When people try to bully me or tell me that my favorite artists are crap, I’m just like, “Leave me the fuck alone. Let me like that fucking record. How is it hurting you?” Some of my best friends love records that I hate, and I’m sure I like records that they hate. It doesn’t mean that I don’t like them.
They just can’t bring their records to your house.
MF: (Laughs.) That’s right. They’re welcome to come over any time. But those fucking records are not allowed in my fucking house.
Should anyone be interested, this is a transcription of Benedict’s interview where he talks, among other things,about his abduction in South Africa in 2004. I apologise if there are any mistakes (try and keep up with his waffling!!!)It’s Bull’s Eye I’m Jesse Thorn.The Guinness Book of…
@luvagoo @laurenmparko more on the carjacking story-amazing read.
Benedict about sex appeal, CBS’ ‘Elementary’ and current projects.
@luvagoo @laurenmparko @feravertos. I think I love him more. How is this possible?
‘Star Trek 2’: ‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch dyes hair, loves J.J. Abrams
Clearly someone hasn’t been reading enough fan fiction.
Cock, throbbing cock, engorged cock, cockius errectius, quivering
“I’m one of the only actors who has ever played this role with a name sillier than himself, but no, it is my family name. I started out with my dad’s acting name, which is his middle name and my middle name, Carlton. I had an agent who just went ‘You have this extraordinaroy name that is quite unique, why aren’t you using that?’ I said ‘Well, you know, it’s a bit awkward to say, it sounds a bit like a fart in a bath. It’s not, not that easy to kind of, uh, to get to spell right.’ And there were, obviously, it was just a field day at school. You can imagine the amount of nicknames I had, and probably will have…I’ve kind of lived with it for over 30 years and everyone is sort of intrigued at it. It’s kind of amusing to me, I’ve gotten used to it by now.”
I quoted him as closely as I possibly could. My processing is a bit off today.