Marvel – 2016(LOS ANGELES) — Last year, Benedict Cumberbatch made headlines — and geeks’ heads explode — when he showed up at a New York City comic book shop while still wearing his full Doctor Strange costume.
Cumberbatch had been in the Big Apple to shoot sequences for the Marvel movie, and swung by to pick up some copies of his big-screen alter-ego’s comic adventures.
However, the actor told Entertainment Weekly that his costumed adventure went further, but thanks to the seen-it-all attitude of New Yorkers, it didn’t get any press.
“I had some friends who were around…and they were like, ‘Wow, oh my God, you’re actually playing a superhero!'” he recalled to the magazine. “I said, “Let’s go to a cafe,’ and we went to this cafe around the corner. And you know that scene in Ghostbusters where Rick Moranis runs up to the cafe in Central Park, being chased by the Dog of Doom from the building? And he goes, ‘Help me, help!’ and bangs against the glass? And everyone in the restaurant sort of drops their cutlery and turns their head and looks? And he squeaks down the glass…And there’s a silence? And you cut back to the dining room and everyone goes, ‘Anyway, I was saying, Marjorie just had her face done…'”
“That’s pretty much what happened in the cafe,” the actor laughed. “By the time I left, it was like, ‘Hey, thanks so much, here’s a tip!’ It was just a normal thing.”
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