benedict cumberbatch sherlock sexy cruel gi 'Sherlock's' Benedict Cumberbatch: Sexy status is 'weird, shocking and ... cruel'

Benedict Cumberbatch is not comfortable being a sex symbol. The “Sherlock” star even thinks that the entire experience of being perceived that way is “weird, shocking and … cruel.”

While Cumberbatch denying that he’s hot is nothing new, these specific comments come from a recent interview with Polish magazine W Cztery Oczy. He was asked about being seen as a sex symbol following the success of “Sherlock,” and the actor had a fair amount to say on the subject.

“It is weird, shocking … and cruel,” Cumberbatch says. “I have no doubt that Sherlock subdued all his needs, along with sexual ones, to his work … Apparently fans were OK with that or wanted to comfort me and started repeating that I was sexy until they actually believed I was. I’m harder to convince, because I am a habitual doubter.”

Most fans of Cumberbatch are used to this sort of talk from a man who once claimed to have an otter-like face. They still think he’s sexy.

Posted by:Laurel Brown