Was like the best part of the video
he is literally the most adorable man ever omgNina Gold is top casting director.so more jobs for Benedict?
Nina Gold is the casting director for Game of Thrones as well…. Interesting….
Thank you, Jimmy Fallon.
Last night, while watching Benedict on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy started talking about #letsdrawsherlock, and I was immediately wary. I’m sure any fan watching was expecting a repeat of the Graham Norton fiasco, where Norton pulled out explicit Johnlock fanart to show Martin on the show, clearly making fun of the art, the artists, and the ship.
Instead, Jimmy was nothing but respectful and impressed with the fanartists’ talent. As you can see in these caps, that’s even the title of Benedict’s segment on Fallon’s website - “Benedict Cumberbatch Has Talented Fans.” Let’s count the things Jimmy Fallon did right that are in direct opposition to what Norton did wrong:
- He chose art that would be easily recognized as “good” by non-fans. This isn’t to say that the art Norton showed was bad, but there is a lot of fanart that is less technically skilled because, well, it’s done by non-professionals who are still honing their craft. Other fans appreciate it because we understand the intent and emotion that went into it and often watch artists develop over time, but a non-fan mainstream audience might not see anything special. Jimmy chose pieces that are technically awesome - he put fanart’s best face forward, so to speak. Nobody can use the technical skill as something to laugh at here.
- He kept shipping out of it. I ship johnlock as hard as anyone, but a non-fan mainstream audience doesn’t understand ships, much less slash. Regardless of the fact that there are some technically awesome and beautiful johnlock works in Let’s Draw Sherlock, much of Jimmy’s audience would laugh at them instead of appreciate their beauty. Again, Jimmy is specifically avoiding works that would be easily laughed at.
- He showers them with praise. They’re awesome, the fans are great and talented. Not once does he encourage either the studio or home audience to laugh at either the art or the artist. He is impressed, he wants his audience to be impressed. The studio audience responds in kind - they seem to come into it expecting to see things to laugh at, but are startled and a bit quiet when Jimmy pulls out the Van Gogh. They do laugh with Rosie, since that one clearly has a bit of humor in it. And they cheer for King Tut.
This is how you present fan art on your show respectfully. There was still a little humor with Rosie, it didn’t get overly serious. The studio (and likely home) audience were clearly entertained. Benedict wasn’t embarrassed. Hopefully the artists are pleased with how their art was presented (I haven’t seen anything from any of them).
I’ve often been lukewarm on Jimmy Fallon, but this earned him a new fan.
That’s Benedict for: “Fuck you, I’m an actor!”
I laughed so much I couldn’t breathe
It’s a testament to Martin Freeman’s love of his character Watson in Sherlock that he originally turned down the role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit to make series two. “I desperately wanted to do the film, but it clashed,” he remembers. “And so I had to say goodbye to The Hobbit. I just couldn’t go to New Zealand.” Desperate not to lose him, The Hobbit pushed back production, and, well, we know the rest. “I have two of the most amazing jobs that exist in television and film right now. It sounds very arrogant, but it’s true.”
He continues to be amazed at the hysteria surrounding Sherlock: “We’ve had hordes of fans screaming and trying to film us on their iPhones while we’ve been on location for the third series. I’ve never known anything like it. For a television show to have these kinds of ratings and acclaim, it’s untrue. The Office won everything in sight, but we weren’t beating EastEnders [in the ratings] of a night.”
Freeman admits that it is becoming harder to surprise the viewers. “Even we are kept in the dark about the scripts now. At the end of the last series, neither Benedict [Cumberbatch] nor I knew what was going to happen afterwards.” Surely he knows Sherlock’s route out of the cliffhanger now? “Oh yes, I know everything now,” he says, looking a bit smug. And then he corrects himself: “Well, I know about that bit anyway.”
Favourite box set ”My missus bought me Breaking Bad for Christmas and I’m finding it as addictive as crystal meth.”
Best TV comedy ”Anything with Alan Partridge, so I’m enjoying Mid-Morning Matters. I also really like Rev. Few things in life make you happier than a good comedy.”
Favourite childhood TV ”Monty Python, The Good Life, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Fawlty Towers.”
Guilty pleasure ”Flog It. It’s better than Cash in the Attic.”
20 Reasons Why The Cult Of (Benedict) Cumberbatch Is The Internet’s Strongest
J.J. Abrams. Zachary Quinto. Chris Pine. Zoe Saldana. Alice Eve in her underwear. And yet all anyone can talk about when it comes to Star Trek Into Darkness is its batches of cumbers, in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch. In the past year or so, the Sherlock star, who plays an unspecified role in Abrams’s movie (meaning, I don’t want it spoiled) has became an Internet cult sensation — he even has his own fan club, the Cumberbitches.
Star Trek into Darkness, London Premiere, BC
good god that stance has me in heat.
not only you.
asked to be made rebloggable
“Dif-tor heh smusma don’t mean jack shit to real star trek fans”
“Dif-tor heh smusma” is the Vulcan phrase for “Live long and prosper.”