Cumberbatch stars as Doctor Strange the Marvel franchise. Video / Disney
Benedict Cumberbatch fears he might become the “patient zero” coronavirus.
The “Imitation Game” star was very sick towards the end of 2019 after flying to South Africa and he is now worried he helped spread the coronavirus around the world before even the first cases were confirmed.
Speaking to independent.co.uk, he explained: “I was so sick that when all this Covid problem suddenly broke out in the new year, I thought, oh my God, I’m actually impatient. I’m so sick – it’s pneumonia. limit. “
It was previously revealed that Benedict donated NZ $ 23,600 to purchase a hospital scrub.
The actor made a donation while he was in New Zealand. She contacted Savile Row tailor Emma Willis after she launched her Style For Surgeons initiative in April.
Emma – who previously wore Benedict, 44, for the on-screen shirt and for her wedding to Sophie Hunter in 2015 – said: “It’s just incredible. I got a call from him out of the blue saying: ‘This is Benedict, I’m in New Zealand”. She said: “I’ve heard of your Style For Surgeons and I would love to get involved. What can I do?” I said, ‘We aim to raise £ 30,000 and we have £ 12,000 more to raise to cover fabric costs, we cover manufacturing costs. ‘ He said: ‘The count is done,’ and transfers the rest of the money, “he recalls.
“He clearly feels a real need to be supportive. We are doing ongoing work with him and something is also being worked on. I think people, like Benedict, who use their influence and fame to support that important cause are amazing. They see how they can be. helping people through their fame in such a positive way. “
The actor previously said he was “blessed” to spend time in New Zealand with his family, including his elderly parents.
He spent level 4 standby time in New Zealand last year after accidentally getting caught in a border closure while working on a film in the country.
Cumberbatch was in New Zealand filming “The Power of the Dog” with Kiwi filmmaker Jane Campion when the country was locked in March last year.
He said he was lucky to be “trapped” in New Zealand with his family.
“We are very blessed to be there … Very, very lucky,” he told Newshub.
The actor revealed that he spent time in the country with his wife, three sons, and his parents, who are in their 80s.
“By then it was too late to risk going back home. My parents are with me in their 80s, and my father has severe asthma … and my three sons and my wife, our very cheerful group. We are very happy. could not have had a more fortunate situation, we were very lucky and I just hugged them close to me, “the actor” Doctor Strange “added.
“We couldn’t land in a more fortunate situation,” he said.
The actor, now back in London, can’t say enough good things about Kiwi hospitality.
“One of your greatest characteristics – if I am so brave to analyze it – is your hospitality, your hospitality, your open-mindedness to all entrants. We feel very, very honored to be in your company, we really do, so thank you, from the bottom of my heart, “he said during a video interview.
– with Bang! Showbiz