Sex symbol is getting used to being scrutinised

Benedict Cumberbatch might be a sex symbol but he still gets some unflattering comments about his appearance.

The Sherlock star has even been compared 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,’ quips Benedict, 36.

The actor, who stars in Star Trek Into Darkness, is starting to get used being scrutinised and getting spotted in the street.

‘It’s a very strange thing,’ he tells The Sun.

‘You feel recognised, you feel people looking at you, there’s that whole aspect of it. Sort of being on display when you’re not professionally being asked to is very odd.

‘Although it is part of the job so you kind of have to find a way of doing it.’

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Anna Francis