It turned out that the actor wanted to change his intricate surname.
The name of actor Benedict Cumberbatch still sounds like a tongue twister to some. The Oscar winner himself is not happy with his last name either. The Briton admitted that it was not easy for him to pronounce his name himself, and compared its sound to “a fart in the bath”.
The star of the picture “The Power of the Dog” made such a joke in one of the episodes of the popular program Late Late Show with James Corden, which was released a week ago. The actor came to visit the showman in the company of Elizabeth Olsen.
By the way, the actor admitted that he almost changed his last name. He chose the short and sonorous Ben Carlton, since his full name is Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. But PR people insisted on a pretentious version, supposedly this way the viewer will remember the actor better. And it is necessary, they did not lose!