Benedict Cumberbatch wants rival Sherlock tea

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 May 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch would love to have a cup of tea with his rival Sherlock Holmes actors Robert Downey Jr. and Jonny Lee Miller, who play the role in Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes' movie franchise and US TV show 'Elementary' respectively

Benedict Cumberbatch wants to have tea with his rival Sherlock Holmes actors.

The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actor - who plays the eccentric private detective in the hit BBC show 'Sherlock' - would love to "compare notes" with Robert Downey Jr. and Jonny Lee Miller, who also tackle the role in Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes' movie franchise and US TV show 'Elementary', respectively.

Quizzed which celebrities he'd most like to share a cup of tea with, he said: "Robert Downey Jr. and Jonny Lee Miller. We could all sit down and compare notes. That would be fun.

"I know Jonny very, very well but I don't know Robert at all. At least, I think it would be fun!"

After finding fame as the loveable super-sleuth detective, the 36-year-old star will next be seen playing cold-hearted villain John Harrison in J.J. Abrams' big budget 'Star Trek' movie and admits he was reluctant about accepting the role because he didn't want to play a typical "British villain".

He added to heat magazine: "I am very well aware of that well-trodden path and that sort of cultural awkwardness that Americans have with us. 'Oh yeah, those English guys - they do theatre and crap. What's that about?'

"So yes, I was worried about being the British villain but J.J. pitched it to me so well."

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