Fame-shy Benedict

LONDON: British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is among the most in-demand stars on the Hollywood scene, but has revealed that he can’t

understand why people are so interested in him.

Cumberbatch cited US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Britain as an instance when he surprisingly became the focus of attention, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Recalling a particular talk by the President during his visit, Cumberbatch said, “We were right beside the press pack, and there were people there with telephoto lenses. When they realised that Barack was going to be there in another five minutes, the whole lot just went umph, onto me, onto the side of my face”.

“I was just like, ‘How many times can you take a photo of a not particularly attractive profile — again and again’. I mean, thank god (Benedict’s wife) Sophie was there, so that kind of drew the eye of the photographs, as it always should. But it was just embarrassing,” the Sherlock star added.