When he applied to drama school, he sought out programs that taught Method acting. And that training was pivotal in his breakthrough role, playing the late IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in Hunger, his first collaboration with the director Steve McQueen… the already slim actor dropped 35 pounds and learned an important lesson from McQueen. “I’ve been hearing it since Hunger,” he says. “‘We’re gonna be gone one day, so why not just let it all hang out? Don’t worry about falling on your face, because that’s inevitably gonna happen if you’re really searching. Because sometimes you don’t know what you’re trying to discover.’ To put yourself in jeopardy, I think, is important for an actor.”
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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH OF ‘THE IMITATION GAME’
When prepping for the lead role in the film, Cumberbatch spoke to one of Alan Turig’s nieces to learn more about his character. “She said that he was an exceptional person to be around as a child,” Cumberbatch says. “He did fun tricks to make them laugh, like playing chess with his back turned to the board.” (x)
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I may be on the side of the angels...
but don't think for one second that I am one of them.