Benedict Cumberbatch would like to turn director

LOS ANGELES, June 6: “Avengers: Infinity War” star Benedict Cumberbatch said he would like to try his hand at direction in future.
The 41-year-old actor, who besides starring in “Patrick Melrose” also executive produces the miniseries, told Claire Foy during Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ that he would like to branch out.
“That thing of being there at the front door is a wonderful experience. It’s my first feeling of that inception-to-completion-thing which I kind of want as a director at some point, but I’m terrified of that, so I’d probably start incredibly small,” Cumberbatch told “The Crown” star.
The actor said he would take the reins of the project in his hands in which he would not act and that would allow him to be an active parent in his children’s lives.
“In all honestly, a bit like going back to the theatre, because of family and wanting to be a more present dad, that’s so involving,” he said.
Citing Ed Berger’s example, who directed “Patrick Melrose”, the actor added, “(He) directed all five of them and he hasn’t stopped working for like a year-and-a-half. He’s still in the edit for five and it’s just on and on and on,” he said.
Cumberbatch has two sons, Christopher (three) and Hal (one) with wife theatre director Sophie Hunter. (PTI)


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