Meryl watches Benedict play Sherlock Holmes
Benedict – who was recently called ‘the best actor in the world’ by Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams – is starring alongside Meryl in upcoming film August: Osage Country and the pair have a mutual appreciation of each other.
‘Oh, she knows that [I’m the best],’ quips Benedict, 36.
‘She knows she’s number two. Seriously, though, she’s not only one of the all-time greats, she’s also a human being rather than a film star. That’s the best thing of all.
‘Oh, and she’s a Sherlock fan. The first time we met, she came up to me and said, “Everyone in our family loves your show. And I just adore it.”‘
And modest Benedict jokes that the accolade given to him by JJ was part of a secret deal.
‘Ha! That means I now have to say he’s the greatest director in the world,’ the actor tells S Magazine.
‘It’s a pact we have.’