Benedict Cumberbatch Shames Fans for Recording His ‘Hamlet’ Performance (VIDEO)
Benedict Cumberbatch loves his fans and their enthusiasm, but he doesn’t love when they record him during a live performance of Hamlet and disrupt everything.
After his weekend show in the eponymous role, Cumberbatch took his time at the stage door of the Barbican Theatre in London to explain why this is not okay.
Said the actor, “I can see red lights in the auditorium. It may not be any of you here that did that, but it’s blindingly obvious. We had to restart again tonight at ‘To be or not to be,’ which is not the easiest place to pick up a play full stop, but this made it harder.”
“It’s very, very obvious. It’s mortifying, and there’s nothing less enjoyable as an actor on stage, experiencing that.”
Cumberbatch would go on to explain that he wants to give audiences a performance they’ll remember, but he can’t do that if they’re recording it for the future rather than experiencing it in real time.
You can watch him express his feelings in his own words up top.