New York is known as the city that never sleeps. The concrete jungle where pavements are crowded as far as the eye can see. A mixing pot of cultures and characters where no one batters an eyelid. And then there’s Benedict Cumberbatch. In a café, dressed in full superhero gear, with a couple of friends. Yeah, that’s right. One of the most recognize actors in Hollywood at this moment in time has revealed how he went into a New York café dressed as Doctor Strange:
“I had some friends who were around on Saturday and they were like, ‘Wow, oh my god, you’re actually playing a superhero!’ 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.”
I suppose Cumberbatch’s Ghostbusters reference is the perfect analogy to life in New York. To them this is normality however, to someone across the pond like me, this news is quite bizarre to say the least. Seeing someone with perfect white teeth is shocking enough, never mind an actor in full superhero attire. Doctor Strange will be hitting theaters next week on October 26th, 2016.
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