Movies should not be made like this.
This is why I don’t blame Cumberbatch himself for taking the role: by all accounts, at the time he signed the contract, he didn’t know his character’s real identity.
(Actually I try not to blame actors in general for taking parts, unless they’re in a position where they can pick and choose their roles, Johnny Depp. People gotta pay the rent, after all. I save my side eye for when they’re actively stupid, like Jackson Rathbone saying all he needed to play Sokka was a tan.)
That is a thing I did not know! Yaaay I have a reason to be less irritated with Cumberbatch, which is nice, because I’m spending too much time irritated with JJ Abrams-related things lately.
I was disgusted to find this out, to be honest. The whole thing continues to smack of JJ knowing he’d done a bad thing, giving no shits, and actively undercutting the ability of fans/consumers to make an informed decision about their purchase.
Yeah, I don’t have a beef with Cumberbatch on this—it’s Abrams I’m not happy with here.