I want to play a really dumb role, says Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is bored of being cast as "slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers" and wants to try a simpler character.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, London
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2014 11:25 AM IST

Sherlock star

Benedict Cumberbatch

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

Sherlock

, 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.

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