Published On: Mon, Jan 21st, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch talks ‘snug’ Star Trek uniform, set to be guest director at Cambridge Science Festival

The “Sherlock” star is under the microscope and Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t shy away from questions about his role in “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

Talking with The Sun in a Monday article, the “War Horse” actor decribed the costumes.

“The costumes look great. Some of them were very cumbersome and heavy, but some were very snug.

“You can almost see what religion I am.” (story continues below photo)

star-trek-into-darkness Benedict Cumberbatch

In other headlines, Cumberbatch has been named guest director of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival, and the “Sherlock” star says he’s particularly keen to attend two events that would be of interest to his detective alter ego.

“As someone who has portrayed Sherlock Holmes, I’m of course looking forward to [a talk] about why the violin is so hard to play,” said Cumberbatch, who mimes to a professional musician when his character plays the instrument on the show.

“[And I’ll be] testing my real-life deduction skills in the mock crime scene,” he added.

“My link to a science festival may seem a little tenuous at first glance,” admitted Cumberbatch, “and yet as an actor who has researched playing Stephen Hawking, Joseph Hooker, Heisenburg and both Frankenstein and his creation I’ve long had a passion for all fields of science.”

Cumberbatch said his “ridiculously privileged existence as an actor” had allowed him to build “a very personal relationship with some of my heroes from that world like Professor Hawking,” adding that he was “delighted” to be this year’s guest director at the festival.

The Cambridge Science Festival 2013 runs between March 11 thru 24 at the University of Cambridge and features over 200 events for all ages, exploring subjects from astronomy to zoology, with hands on experiments and talks from leading scientists.


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