Benedict Cumberbatch discusses his MCU co-stars Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. and what he learnt from them. The hero of Doctor Strange has established himself as one of the most well-liked performers. He is known not just for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and other big-budget films, but also for his timeless indie classics.
His most recent film, The Power of the Dog, received Best Picture and three other awards at the Critics Choice Awards 2022. It was also nominated for Oscars 2022 in 12 categories, including Best Picture, Best Director for Campion, and Best Actor for Cumberbatch.
His efforts have been lauded not only by reviewers and industry leaders, but also by fans, who commended Benedict Cumberbatch for his outstanding performance. They are now excitedly anticipating Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, following his debut in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Benedict, on the other hand, has spoken about what he’s learnt from Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr.
In an interview with Collider, Benedict Cumberbatch expressed his admiration for his Marvel co-stars’ improvisational skills. “You throw yourself out there in those huge sandpits. The remarkable thing I learned from Tom Holland and RDJ on Infinity War was seeing how at ease he was, just in improvising about Aunt May with Robert Downey Jr,” Cumberbatch said.
“He did this thing which wasn’t scripted at all. I’m quite a canon guy. It’s about the text for me. To be free with that and to have some manoeuvrability in it and to be able to improvise, and on such a large canvas, was a real eye-opener,” Benedict added.
Being a script-oriented actor, Benedict Cumberbatch also revealed that he improvised an important, heartfelt scene from Spider-Man: No Way Home. It seems like he learned a great deal from Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr as the scene he is talking about came out beautifully.