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Cumberbatch likes sex symbol status

Published 01/05/2013 | 11:01

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Benedict Cumberbatch thinks his sex symbol status is 'hysterical'

Benedict Cumberbatch has said he still can't understand why he's acquired sex symbol status.

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The Sherlock star has acquired legions of female fans since starring as Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective in the TV drama, and has been named Sexiest Man in a poll in The Sun.

He told the newspaper: "I'm still processing this strange misperception.

"I suppose I'll have to find a way to deal with the strain. I enjoy being considered handsome, even though I think it's hysterical."

The 36-year-old Star Trek Into Darkness actor added that being labelled a heartthrob had done his career no harm.

"Work-wise, it builds a momentum, which means I've got the most fantastic opportunities - or at least, doors open to prove myself at the next level, and that attention has been a huge help," he said. "As long as it helps me find good roles, my response is, 'Bring it on!'

He joked of his looks: "My look suits a period drama... although some have likened the shape of my head to that of Sid the sloth from Ice Age."

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