The Marvel Cinematic Universe has given us some fantastic movies over the past few years and there will no doubt be plenty more to come over the course of the coming years, which is keeping fans very excited for the future. One of the movies that we have all been very much looking forward to for quite a long time, is the new Doctor Strange film, which stars British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. Benedict has now been talking about his role in the movie, discussing how he and the character went through a lot of the same things.
Cumberbatch explained, "People ask me what I have in common with my character and I feel that's really it. I was having to do action hero stuff on a level I've never done before and wire work and kung-fu moves and casting these spells. Amazing movements like tutting with the fingers and all these delicate hand movements as well as body posturing. I was learning that as much as my character was, so both of us were stepping out of our comfort zone so that's something I could draw on for the characterisation.''
He added, "He goes through so much psychologically and physically, which I can testify to as an actor. Kevin Feige went, 'I don't think we have put an actor through quite as much as this.' I said, 'I'll wear that badge with pride.' It was a tough shoot from that point of view. It was very, very physically demanding. Not just getting all hench, as they say in Wales, the buffness you need for the superhero stuff. But also just day-to-day fitness and the stamina to do 14-15 hour days with very little turnaround and very little sleep and a baby at home and all the rest of it."
Doctor Strange is out now in the UK and opens on November 4 in the US.