This week the trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness was released, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as an as-yet-unspecified-(but-probably-uber-villain-Khan)-baddie, and got us a bit flustered.
Oh, Benedict. Ben. Benny. Cumbers. Where did you come from? You were just a Proper Actor doing serious things on stage, and playing admirable but basically non-sexy types like Professor Stephen Hawking and Vincent Van Gogh on TV.
And then: bam. Sherlock. Only you could make literally terrifying intellect and absolutely zero emotional warmth seem alluring. Suddenly, we noticed what had been right there all along. Specifically: you’re really hot.
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When we marry him, this outfit will be ‘lost’
Does he slightly remind anyone else of a Ken doll?
Thinking deep thoughts, because he’s well clever
Love means ignoring dreadful hats. Sometimes
This is what we’re talking about
Dishevelled. Arty. Yum
Who has eyes that colour? WHO?
Is that that awful polo shirt again? Good grief
Imagine he’s smiling at you like this
Having bad hair is part of being a proper actor
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