Benedict Cumberbatch Used to ‘Expose Himself’ in Front of Churches

Benedict Cumberbatch Used to ‘Expose Himself’ in Front of Churches June 11, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch sure knows how to spice up an evening. The star of Star Trek and Sherlock (related: when is a new season airing? It has been forevvvvvver) says that he went through a church-flashing phase while on a childhood summer trip to Greece:

“I used to expose myself in front of religious places. I was a very hot, bored boy and was surrounded by people who were older than me who were goading me. So when they got bored or the football went through a stain-glassed window — not to be returned — they’d always get me to do pranks. So one day they said, ‘Go on, go on, go on. Pull your pants down!’ Of course I did.”

Before his acting career took off, Cumberbatch also spent two years teaching English at a Tibetan monastery.

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  • michelle

    Fascinating that Cumberbatch has those very different sides to him…also the experiences in South Africa and Nepal on that link, sound pretty harrowing. I admire his talent and his humility about fame–just wish he’d been given a more imaginative role to play in the latest Trek film.