Sherlock Holmes star Benedict Cumberbatch is taking Hollywood by storm. With his growing popularity comes a long list of female fans. While Justin Bieber has Beliebers, Ed Sheeran has Sheerios and Lady Gaga has Monsters, Benedict Cumberbatch female fans have also got a nickname.
Any guesses? Well, it is 'Cumberbitches'. Benedict Cumberbatch who is gathering Oscar 2015 buzz for his performance in The Imitation Game as Alan Turing said what he feels about his female fans.
"It's funny and I'm flattered," Cumberbatch recently told PEOPLE during a photo shoot at the storied Algonquin Hotel in New York City. "But on a serious note, come on, give yourself more power as women," he added. "Don't just call yourself bitches!"
"I know it was a joke, and more of an empowering thing. The majority of [the fans] are smart and savvy and just having fun, but it's getting out there," he said. "It sounds a bit [rude]."
Thus, Benedict Cumberbatch suggested some other nicknames for the female fans as 'bitches' sound rude and sleazy. "Cumbersomes? Cumbercollective? Cumberfans?" he said. "There's lots of stuff!"
Benedict Cumberbatch broke millions of hearts when he announced his engagement to theater director and actress, Sophie Hunter. Benedict also explained how his fiance handles his immense popularity and female fans following.
"She's just so in command of it," he explained. "It could be a difficult thing, but she's just really cool. It's really impressive."
Meanwhile, Cumberbatch is filming a Christmas Sherlock special that's airing in January. Then he will be finishing filming Richard III. Following this, Cumberbatch is planning to take a small break and go for a holiday.