Benedict Cumberbatch is having quite the year with “The Imitation Game.” Last night, the Brit heartthrob appeared on “The Daily Show,” where host Jon Stewart not only facilitated an intelligent discussion on the Oscar-contending film, but also admitted his admiration for the star.
“I want to rip your clothes [off] and sell [them] on eBay,” Stewart told Cumberbatch at one point. And later: “If you were to go on the Internet and oil up your backside and bare it, in a Kardashian-like pose, this planet could end.” That may well be true. Cumberbatch, an Academy Award frontrunner for his moving performance as gay WWII-era code-cracker Alan Turing, is pretty much the biggest star in the world right now.
“Imitation Game” hits theaters November 28. Meanwhile, Stewart’s directorial debut “Rosewater” is now in theaters.