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.

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Anna Francis