Benedict plays villain John Harrison in sci-fi flick

Benedict Cumberbatch wanted to get his look just right for villain John Harrison in Star Trek Into Darkness.

‘Which way to do my hair was the hardest thing!’ quips Benedict, 36.

‘Straight or curly, or long with a fringe, or a ponytail or maybe no hair? I’m joking!

‘It was such a whirlwind for me that it was one ball of excitement from beginning to end, and in all seriousness, that was part of the journey, establishing his look.’

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