“I’ve done far more exposing things in the past and that was without doubt the most nervous I’ve ever been – it was terrifying!”
That was Benedict Cumberbatch’s take on his strut down the runway as part of the inaugural London men’s fashion week.
Clutching a glass of whisky, a cigar – and a statuesque catwalk model – the Sherlock star did perhaps appear a little less confident than his detective alter ego, as he turned Playboy to show off some offerings from luxury tailor brand Spencer Hart (music).
Dressed in a plush smoking jacket, Cumberbatch said he was attempting to channel “A slightly younger, less aged Hugh Hefner… that was what I was going for.”
And he admitted it was very different experience from his usual work: “Most actors I know can’t stand still shoots. Models are brilliant at puling a pose and coming out with characters and attitudes,” he told GQ.com. “Actors need continual action in a way – we need to be embroiled in something, like a conversation…
“But having said that it was good fun – and it’s a great adrenalin rush.”