Benedict wants to branch out
Both are period dramas but the actor is hoping to be cast in a slightly different role for his next project so he can have a laugh.
‘I’d love to do a slacker comedy where I’m just getting stoned,’ says Benedict, 36.
Benedict has already made the transition from TV actor to movie star – he plays baddie Khan in the new Star Trek flick and will appear opposite Brad Pitt in drama Twelve Years A Slave next year.
He has dreams of one day becoming as successful in the film industry as Brad, 48.
‘Brad Pitt, Clooney – they’re in a really privileged position where they are the men who get film screen net [a share of box office receipts], and there are about five people in the world who can do that,’ Benedict tells Independent Radar.
‘They’re great people to emulate as a business model.’