He might be playing Doctor Strange, but it’s Benedict Cumberbatch’s most devoted fans whom he finds odd. The British Marvel actor’s co-star, Rachel McAdams, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday where she opened up about Cumberbatch.
When DeGeneres asked McAdams about the actor’s “Cumberb**ches,” she said that she also had asked Cumberbatch about the unique moniker.
“He said, ‘Oh, it’s very flattering, but I just wish they called themselves something more respectable, like Cumberhumans or Cumberpeople,’” she quipped, using an English accent.
McAdams is excited to be the next female lead in the Marvel universe, and revealed that Doctor Strange is unlike any other superhero blockbuster out thus far.
“It’s kind of one of the more psychedelic comics. It was written in the ‘70s, I think when the writers were experimenting with psychedelics,” she said. “So it’s pretty trippy and kind of cool. It deals with magic and the occult and parallel universes and all this wild stuff.”
The story follows a neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), as he dips into the world of magic.
Doctor Strange hits theaters on Nov. 4.
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