Benedict played the instrument as a child
Benedict Cumberbatch says his mouth was reshaped by playing the trumpet regularly as a child.
The actor learned to play the brass instrument around the age of 10 and he thinks that it’s left him with a prominent lower lip.
‘Playing a trumpet wounds you,’ Benedict, 36, tells The Times Magazine.
‘That’s how this [my lower lip] happened. I have trumpet mouth.’
Despite being a sex symbol, Benedict recently admitted that he’s not confident about his looks and even compared himself to a furry cartoon animal.
‘My look suits a period drama… although some have likened the shape of my head to that of Sid the sloth from Ice Age,’ he quipped.