is bored of playing "intellectual roles" and wants to try a simpler characters.
The 37-year-old Hollywood heartthrob became popular after taking on the titular role in BBC1's
, reported Contactmusic.
"I always seem to be cast as slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers... I am so ready to play a really dumb character," Cumberbatch said.
The actor does not like being in the spotlight. "There is a way of just shadowing through. The higher the walls, the more dark the windows, the bigger the sunglasses - the more people are going to look. The greatest disguise is learning how to be invisible in plain sight," he said.