Benedict Cumberbatch Performs Dramatic Rendition of 'I'm a Little Teapot'
Benedict Cumberbatch as you know by now, it’s a serious actor. He’s played many spies, a Nazi code breaker, a private detective, and a dragon. He also plays a magician—Dr. Strange—in the Marvel Avengers super hero move franchise, which gives him a chance to show off his more light-hearted side. With the next movie in the franchise, Infinity War, set to be released early this summer, which will see every Marvel super hero (Spiderman, Black Panther, Peter Quill—all of them) uniting to fight Thanos, Cumberbatch has embarked on a publicity tour of charm. His first stop? A stirring recitation of “I’m a Little Teapot.”
In the above video, Cumberbatch does his very best British person attempt at making “I’m a Little Teapot” a work of art—think a Shakespearian monologue, but in the form of a children’s rhyme. Turns out that for such a serious actor, Cumberbatch knows how to poke fun at himself.
The best part of the sketch, however, comes when you find that you could actually enter a chance to attend the official premiere of Avengers: Infinity War with a friend and have a tea party with Cumberbatch himself.
All you have to do is donate to Omaze, an organization which connects celebrities to their favorite causes. In this case, all donations will go to Geanco, a charity that supports ending poverty in Africa through healthcare and education. If you donate $25 for instance, you get 250 entries into the contest.
Comic book lovers who want to spend the day with a magic-wielding superhero will likely be capitalizing on this opportunity, but people who are curious about how a proper English gentleman enjoys his time off should also consider making a donation. If Cumberbatch hadn't become an actor, he looks he'd be playing badminton on the lawn of a historic estate in the English countryside. Maybe during tea he could teach you some proper table manners. Or how to speak so eloquently that you can make even “I’m a Little Teapot” sound worthy of an Oscar.