When Benedict Cumberbatch came to the city to shoot Doctor Strange last April he caused a stir when he visited a midtown comic store. A tidal wave of selfies and autographs poured into all of our news feeds… but what you didn’t know was that the aforementioned comic store wasn’t the only place he visited in character as the sorcerer supreme.
The Sherlock star also visited an NYC eatery in costume, he told entertainment weekly:
“I had some friends who were around on Saturday and they were like, ‘Wow, oh my god, you’re actually playing a superhero!’” he recalls. “I said, “Let’s go to a cafe,’ and we went to this cafe around the corner. And you know that scene in Ghostbusters where Rick Moranis runs up to the cafe in Central Park, being chased by the Dog of Doom from the building? And he goes, ‘Help me, help!’ and bangs against the glass? And everyone in the restaurant sort of drops their cutlery and turns their head and looks? And he squeaks down the glass going, ‘Please, help me?’ And there’s a silence? And you cut back to the dining room and everyone goes, ‘Anyway, I was saying, Marjorie just had her face done…’ That’s pretty much what happened in the cafe. By the time I left, it was like, ‘Hey, thanks so much, here’s a tip!’ It was just a normal thing.”
Sorry for the anti-climax, Benedict. In NYC we see stranger things than a guy dressed as a Magician on a DAILY BASIS… better luck next time.
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