Benedict Cumberbatch Opens Up About His Abduction in 2005 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://img.youtube.com/vi/iY9lcIHzREc/maxresdefault.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/iY9lcIHzREc/maxresdefault.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Image via Youtube.<br />For commentary purposes only!</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span style="font-size: large;">"I was scared, really scared"</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> covers the September issue of <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> magazine, where he opens up about his abduction in 2005. For those of you who don't know this, the <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> actor was kidnapped and held at gunpoint, while he was working on the 2005 miniseries <i>To the Ends of the Earth</i>. Fortunately for him, a stranger found him abandoned in the middle of nowhere, and saved his life. Cumberbatch admits that he was afraid of being molested or tortured. And despite the horrible experience, that story is very important to him.&nbsp;"<i>Everything has to be reduced [in an article]; that's the nature of it," he says. "But don't tell me, after I've given you all of this, that that's not important to you, and it won't end up in the story. Because that means a lot to me. You know?</i>" Benedict concludes.<br /><br />At the bottom of the post, you can watch a video interview with Cumberbatch about his latest film, <i>The Fifth Estate</i>, in which he plays the controversial founder of Wikileaks: <b>Julian Assange</b>. He also gives his opinion on the man himself (Assange) and government secrets in the excerpts from <i>THR </i>(below). Read some highlights from his interview with <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>:<br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><span style="font-size: x-large;">"</span></blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>On being followed by paparazzi during his recent visit of the Middle East: </b>"Go photograph Egypt and show the world something important."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>His brush with death, when he was abducted in South Africa in 2005: </b>"We were in South Africa, in KwaZulu-Natal, this amazing district north of Durban. It was cold, and it was dark. I felt rotten. We were wary because that's a notoriously dangerous place to drive. Then, poof, the front-right tire blows. So we got the spare, but that meant getting all of our luggage out. We were like sitting ducks, adverts for -- not prosperity necessarily but materialism."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq">As the friends removed the tire, six armed figures emerged from the dark. "They were like: 'Look down! Look down! Put your hands on your heads! Look at the floor!' And they started frisking us and said: 'Where's your money? Where's your drugs?' -- we had smoked a bit of weed -- 'Where are your weapons?' And at that point, this adrenaline of fight or flight just exploded in my body. I was like, 'Oh f---, we're f---ed!' "</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq">Tears spring into Cumberbatch's eyes as he recounts every petrifying detail, explaining how the abductors drove him and his friends off and then, when the actor protested that his bound limbs were losing sensation, yanked him out of the car and threw him in the trunk. Finally, they came to a halt in the middle of nowhere and tossed Cumberbatch on the ground. Deep into the night, he remained in terror. "I was scared, really scared. I said: 'What are you going to do with us? Are you going to kill us?' I was really worried that I was going to get raped or molested or just tortured or toyed with in some way, some act of control and savagery."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>His religion and philosophy:</b> Cumberbatch speaks of being drawn to the "transcendent" and calls himself a Buddhist (at least "philosophically"), but he can just as easily leave all that, become Holmes and "imagine faking my own death."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>His taste for music: </b>He has a fondness for music, particularly Icelandic band Sigur Ros: "It transports me. It gives me a mental landscape that is very inspiring. It gives me a space in my head where I can imagine great emotion and depth."</blockquote><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/benedict-cumberbatch-confessions-fifth-estate-625408"><b>READ THE WHOLE COVER STORY HERE</b></a></div><br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>Fans give him a lot of Cumberbatch-portraits:</b> "I've kept a couple that are stunning, that are just really beautiful drawings, and the rest I've had to give away. And I've told fans, 'Look, I'm very flattered, but what do you expect me to do with it? Think about it. Would you want your room surrounded by drawings of you?' It's a bit weird."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>On relationships: </b>"I'm not like Holmes," he says. "I don't have his capacity to compartmentalize." Cumberbatch adds, "I'm now haunted with, 'But he did want children, and now he doesn't? What's gone wrong? Is he gay? Can't he commit to relationships?' All this speculative shit. There's a point where I just go, 'I've said all I have to say.' "</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>On Julian Assange:</b> "The thing is this: I have a profound respect for Julian," he says. "I also have a profound respect for the need of states to have a currency of secrets in order for Western democracy to exist and for fundamentalism to be defeated. And I don't think Julian is interested in fundamentalism triumphing."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><span style="font-size: x-large;">"</span></blockquote><div style="text-align: right;">[via <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/benedict-cumberbatch-confessions-fifth-estate-625408">The Hollywood Reporter</a>]</div><div style="text-align: right;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: right;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iY9lcIHzREc?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://img.youtube.com/vi/iY9lcIHzREc/maxresdefault.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/iY9lcIHzREc/maxresdefault.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Image via Youtube.<br />For commentary purposes only!</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span style="font-size: large;">"I was scared, really scared"</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> covers the September issue of <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> magazine, where he opens up about his abduction in 2005. For those of you who don't know this, the <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> actor was kidnapped and held at gunpoint, while he was working on the 2005 miniseries <i>To the Ends of the Earth</i>. Fortunately for him, a stranger found him abandoned in the middle of nowhere, and saved his life. Cumberbatch admits that he was afraid of being molested or tortured. And despite the horrible experience, that story is very important to him.&nbsp;"<i>Everything has to be reduced [in an article]; that's the nature of it," he says. "But don't tell me, after I've given you all of this, that that's not important to you, and it won't end up in the story. Because that means a lot to me. You know?</i>" Benedict concludes.<br /><br />At the bottom of the post, you can watch a video interview with Cumberbatch about his latest film, <i>The Fifth Estate</i>, in which he plays the controversial founder of Wikileaks: <b>Julian Assange</b>. He also gives his opinion on the man himself (Assange) and government secrets in the excerpts from <i>THR </i>(below). Read some highlights from his interview with <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>:<br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><span style="font-size: x-large;">"</span></blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>On being followed by paparazzi during his recent visit of the Middle East: </b>"Go photograph Egypt and show the world something important."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>His brush with death, when he was abducted in South Africa in 2005: </b>"We were in South Africa, in KwaZulu-Natal, this amazing district north of Durban. It was cold, and it was dark. I felt rotten. We were wary because that's a notoriously dangerous place to drive. Then, poof, the front-right tire blows. So we got the spare, but that meant getting all of our luggage out. We were like sitting ducks, adverts for -- not prosperity necessarily but materialism."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq">As the friends removed the tire, six armed figures emerged from the dark. "They were like: 'Look down! Look down! Put your hands on your heads! Look at the floor!' And they started frisking us and said: 'Where's your money? Where's your drugs?' -- we had smoked a bit of weed -- 'Where are your weapons?' And at that point, this adrenaline of fight or flight just exploded in my body. I was like, 'Oh f---, we're f---ed!' "</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq">Tears spring into Cumberbatch's eyes as he recounts every petrifying detail, explaining how the abductors drove him and his friends off and then, when the actor protested that his bound limbs were losing sensation, yanked him out of the car and threw him in the trunk. Finally, they came to a halt in the middle of nowhere and tossed Cumberbatch on the ground. Deep into the night, he remained in terror. "I was scared, really scared. I said: 'What are you going to do with us? Are you going to kill us?' I was really worried that I was going to get raped or molested or just tortured or toyed with in some way, some act of control and savagery."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>His religion and philosophy:</b> Cumberbatch speaks of being drawn to the "transcendent" and calls himself a Buddhist (at least "philosophically"), but he can just as easily leave all that, become Holmes and "imagine faking my own death."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>His taste for music: </b>He has a fondness for music, particularly Icelandic band Sigur Ros: "It transports me. It gives me a mental landscape that is very inspiring. It gives me a space in my head where I can imagine great emotion and depth."</blockquote><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/benedict-cumberbatch-confessions-fifth-estate-625408"><b>READ THE WHOLE COVER STORY HERE</b></a></div><br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>Fans give him a lot of Cumberbatch-portraits:</b> "I've kept a couple that are stunning, that are just really beautiful drawings, and the rest I've had to give away. And I've told fans, 'Look, I'm very flattered, but what do you expect me to do with it? Think about it. Would you want your room surrounded by drawings of you?' It's a bit weird."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>On relationships: </b>"I'm not like Holmes," he says. "I don't have his capacity to compartmentalize." Cumberbatch adds, "I'm now haunted with, 'But he did want children, and now he doesn't? What's gone wrong? Is he gay? Can't he commit to relationships?' All this speculative shit. There's a point where I just go, 'I've said all I have to say.' "</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b>On Julian Assange:</b> "The thing is this: I have a profound respect for Julian," he says. "I also have a profound respect for the need of states to have a currency of secrets in order for Western democracy to exist and for fundamentalism to be defeated. And I don't think Julian is interested in fundamentalism triumphing."</blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><span style="font-size: x-large;">"</span></blockquote><div style="text-align: right;">[via <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/benedict-cumberbatch-confessions-fifth-estate-625408">The Hollywood Reporter</a>]</div><div style="text-align: right;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: right;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iY9lcIHzREc?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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