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'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch, whose engagement news to fiancee Sophie Hunter left his female fans mourning, says he tries to deal with nonsensial side of fame by sketching. In short, painting and drawing help the Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch cope with fame, and media speculation.
The actor's stars are set to rise further if his critically acclaimed portrayal of Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' gets an Oscar nomination in the near future. Talking about his rise to fame, Cumberbatch, in an interview to BBC's Andrew Marr Show, said, "You try to normalize things as much as you can. The amount of speculation and the crossover between anyone whose public life and their professional and their private life is hard. "I try to normalize it friends and family, things that I've known longer than any of this nonsense, and nature, moving on from being observed in that manner," he said.
But one thing that really helps the 38-year-old star escape into his own world in sketching. "(And) a little bit of drawing. I do a little bit of pen and ink but canvas work has been a little while off, I need the space and a bit more time... But, yeah, I love sketching still, really love that," he said.
Benedict was on the show to promote his role as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'. He also spoke about the war time code-breaking which is shown in this biopic.