Star Trek actor was never a big sci-fi fan

Benedict Cumberbatch might be starring in the new Star Trek film but he’s never been a sci-fi geek.

The actor stars as villain John Harrison in Star Trek Into Darkness but, whilst he’s a fan of the saga, he’s not that keen on the genre.

‘[There’s] not very much [sci-fi I like],’ says Benedict, 36.

‘I obviously have a latent fan fixation with Star Trek because of how thrilled I was when everyone got together in the first reboot.’

Benedict admits he preferred more lowbrow TV shows when he was growing up.

‘I never was obsessive about anything I watched when I was a kid, except maybe The A-Team and Airwolf,’ the Sherlock star tells SFX Magazine.

‘And I loved Knight Rider and then later Baywatch.’

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Anna Francis