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
"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
"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
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
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.