Benedict Cumberbatch has a new interview with MTV in which he discusses whether he’s more charming than Tom Hiddleston. The interviewer, Josh Horowitz, tells Cumberbatch that the world, and the internet in particular, seems to absolutely adore him and Tom Hiddleston, and asks him who’s the more charming of the two.
Cumberbatch first says, “I’d like to thank the Internet in this interview for adoring me.” He then talks about who’s more charming, saying, “The more charming person is the person that admits the other person is more charming, so Tom Hiddleston is more charming.”
Cumberbatch also talks about whether he googles himself with regularity, saying, “No. Some of [the stuff online] is very funny, and some of it is brought to attention by people who kind of look out for my sanity and safety on the internet, and also protecting me, because people pretend to be me on Twitter and I’m not on Twitter. And I’m not on Facebook or any social network.”
He also adds that Hiddleton is Twitter, because ‘he’s the more charming of the two of us, and he’s capable of being more charming to more people than I am.” He ends the interview by doing an Alan Rickman impersonation and refusing to give up any information about Star Trek.