Benedict Cumberbatch knows how to use his resources!
Apparently the actor used an iPhone to record his audition for the upcoming Star Trek 2 — and that audition was brilliant!
Just because you're sought after doesn't mean you don't have to audition, and Benedict knows that. So he got creative with it!
The story goes like this: Benedict gets a call last Christmas that JJ Abrams was interested in him playing a "not-so-good guy" and this lit a fire under him — but he was so far away. So he had his friend film his audition on his phone. Benny
and the Jets explained:
"I was pretty strung out. So that went into the performance."
The day after new years he got an email from Abrams saying, "You want to come and play?" which might sound a little creepy, but totally was on the up and up! Ha! It meant he got the part!
JJ said this about the audition:
"One of the most compelling audition readings I've ever seen."
That's the kind of creativity and talent we need in movies! How fantastic is that??
We are so pumped to Star Trek 2 we can hardly see straight!
[Image via WENN.]