Articolo/intervista sul numero di oggi del Corriere della Sera.
Foto di Marghika
according to this newspaper of course XD:
- He’s vegetarian.
(this is new to me)
- He’s against the Scotland indipendence (“I wish Scotland to remain part of the UK. You can also find independence within a union.”)
- He has a passion for cars (“because they are objects of desire, machines that you can own and carry it wherever you want but, paradoxically, I don’t like driving.”)
- He thinks that sentimental loneliness can be a benefit for an actor, but he believes in friendship.
- He wants to preserve his privacy, he wants his family to be proud of his work and not for the gossip about him.
He had never said some things before, haven’t he?
By the way, a further translation of the other main points of the interview made by me:
(sorry Jenks I didn’t want to steal (?) you anything)
"He spends his time filming videogames, reading books about Van Gogh" […]
[on his experience in a Buddist monastery] “One of the most intense moments of my life. It made me undestand the importance of the silence, which I often use in acting”. He admits he is still obsessed with Julian Assange whom he played on screen in The Fifth Estate, he favours animated films because “they free your mind, they make you feel like a child”, he loves theatre. “Next year I will be playing Hamlet at Barbican Theatre of London, city I will never leave for Hollywood. In my opinion there are resemblances between Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespearian character. The dilemma rules their existences.”
Cumberbatch was born and raised in a noble family; his great-grandfather was at Queen Victoria’s Court. […]
He minimizes his possible nomination at the Oscars; “For sure - he asserts with elegant irony - Academy members love actors with Irish or British accents. They are subjected through inferiority complexes to the Anglo-Saxon charm. There are many of us: from Hugh Grant to Christian Bale, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy, Micheal Fassbender, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor…I’m not snob, but I feel I’m every inch English and I don’t go to press conferences or talk shows wearing trainers. I’m not in the right position to dispense opinions, success comes and goes, I detoxify myself from that by travelling to Africa, by confronting myself with those who have nothing, taking on campaigns for the protection of women in Afghanistan and claiming rights for every minority and liberty for gay people. I don’t take selfies and I don’t have familiarity with social media nor I write on Twitter what I’m eating for breakfast.
And after the role of Turing in The Imitation Game, what has he got in store? “I will be in a movie about the Iraq war, after Toronto I will come back on set with Johnny Depp for Black Mass, from the book by Scott Cooper, a biopic about Whitey and Billy Burger brothers. We film in Boston, I always like studying the real story of the characters I portrait. It’s a process that tones down vanity, ego, even the actors’ insicurities. It saves me from every satisfaction and dictates a sort of self-meditation, which I practise regularly.”
[on an actor loneliness and the importance of friendship] “Contradictions are part of my nature but I try to be invisible to fans, to lead a life that belongs to me. For privacy I’ve led battles in England, one of my goals is to make my family proud of me not for the gossip but for what I do.”
What gave you your painful interpretation of Turing, who in the Second World War helped the UK to crack the secret Nazi codes? “The sense of fragility of the human nature, the loneliness of the intellect, the courage of one’s own sexual orientation. I need intensity in life, Alan Turing gave it to me through the shame of the English courts’ persecutions against his homosexuality. Homophobia, antisemitism, racism still exist and spread in this world.”