"Tonight, I got to live out a dream : Showing Benedict Cumberbatch my cosplay for HolmesCon 2013!" - @ConanOBrien
Benedict Cumberbatch on Conan Part 2
Benedict Cumberbatch on Conan 11 Dec 2013 - part 1
For all that we giggle about Benedict’s ready reminders that he also did the motion capture for Smaug, he is justified in doing so.
In the course of my work today, I have seen two film reviews — by recognizable, “name” movie reviewers — that discuss Smaug as if it’s just a bit of computer animation. One called his part “line reading” that anyone could have done and the other called his casting for the voice “a gimmick.”
So, yes, we know he did the mo-cap. But apparently a lot of people — people who should know — don’t. And from what I understand of the process, he has every right to be proud of his work and to point it out to people.
1. BC reading Chris Barker’s letter to his girl friend Bessie (full) 2. JR reading Beethoven’s testament (the first bit) 3. JR playing Beethoven’s Sonata N5 in&
video link courtesy of James Rhodes on Twitter.
#5: The hunched shoulders, the hand over his mouth, he’s like a fucking little boy.
I bet you any god damn glorious thing tea came out his nose.
While shooting a scene for Parade’s End the wind was really strong making food and hats fly everywhere, which was something Benedict found hilarious (X)
Omigosh yessss c: I am so happy. Not only Martin tonight, but Benedict as well. My Lord.
Benny took so much time for interaction with his fans. He did his best to sign everyone’s tokens and take pictures. And I saw a middle finger very very often.
When he came up to us he spotted my drawing of Smaug’s eye and I didn’t even ask anything yet.
Ben: “Wow! Let me just - What is your name?”
Me: “Denise.” *flabbergasted*
Me: “Yeah that’s right.”
He was struggling a bit with getting his name on there properly.
Ben: “I am so sorry, I can’t get my name under it easily, my fingers are freezing. But you must be even more cold.”
Me: “Well yeah, we’ve been standing here for 12 hours now.”
Ben: “See, that’s what I mean.”
Me: “Thank you so much! (for signing the drawing :3)”
SO YEAH HE SIGNED MY DRAWING OF SMAUG WITH
And then I asked for a picture and I really wanted the other two girls in the picture too but the photographer didn’t quite understand that unfortunately :((
When he was taking a seperate pic with my neighbour he actually stuck up his middle finger again and I said
"You cheeky thing." And he looked back and smiled before he moved on.
BEN. You are quite something.
Not the most amazing quality, but some snapshots I took of tonight’s Letters Live event.
Many thanks to curlyfoureyes for the heads up!