Star Trek's Cumberbatch Appreciates Praise
By StarTrek.com Staff - February 29, 2012
Benedict Cumberbatch has been in the news lately. Perhaps you've heard his Star Trek sequel co-stars heaping praise on him or seen some photos of him on the Internet. Well, during a recent, quick chat with MTV News, he sounded gratified by his co-stars' compliments. "Well, it's very sweet to say," Cumberbatch said of the comments by Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana, in which they praised him for compelling them to bring their A-games to the sequel. "I actually did a year at drama school, so I'm not that trained; I'm not that classical, but I'm flattered. I think they are brilliant on that show, and it's a real privilege to be on that set. There's a patter and a kind of knowledge of who they're playing and the other main characters, which I'm learning a lot from. It's just good fun. It's great to work with Chris. He's very professional. So is Zach (Quinto), who I've been working a lot with; I adore him, he's a brilliant, brilliant guy."
Cumberbatch went on to add, "I'm kinda getting busy with the film now. I've been away doing other things — The Hobbit, which was fantastic. And so my part of the film is really sorta kicking in now. It's great fun, great, great fun. But what I'm trying to say is it's a great thing to come into something that everybody's familiar with and knows each other very well. So it's (in) a weird way a very easy thing to get up to speed with, because everybody is so welcoming and gets along with one another."
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