Before you head to the theater catch Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” on its opening weekend, you may want to check out this video called “Benedict Cumberbatch & Tilda Swinton Ask Strange Questions.”
The hilarious Q&A has the “Doctor Strange” co-stars asking each other strange — or, perhaps more accurately, silly questions. Swinton, who plays the Ancient One, takes the first shot, asking “Benedict Cumberbunch” to pronounce his full name backward. “Hello, Swintonia,” he fires back before muttering something completely incomprehensible. “I think that’s probably correct,” Swinton concludes.
The two ooze charm as they poke fun of each other, but the piece has a couple of serious moments. When asked what three wishes he’d want Beyoncé to grant him, Cumberbatch — a huge music fan — very seriously replies, “To be near the front of an audience watching her at one of her live shows but also to somehow remain in an anonymous bubble. That would be heaven.”
As a final question, Swinton is asked what Cumberbatch smells like. Her off-the-cuff response is “like napalm in the morning,” referencing a line from Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 classic “Apocalypse Now.” But she immediately rejects that answer and intones, “You smell like tomorrow in my mind,” which is perhaps an apt description of an actor who plays the Master of the Mystic Arts.
Directed by Scott Derrickson, “Doctor Strange” also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins and Mads Mikkelsen. The film opens today nationwide.
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