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Benedict Cumberbatch Tells His Incredible Story Of Survival After Being Abducted In South Africa!

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OMG!!! This is terrifying!

Benedict Cumberbatch is counting his blessings after a truly scary experience in South Africa, more frightening than any film he's ever been in!

While shooting the 2005 miniseries To the Ends of the Earth, Benedict and two of his buddies were driving through a dangerous area late at night. He explained moment for moment what happened next, saying:

"We were in South Africa, in KwaZulu-Natal, this amazing district north of Durban [but] notoriously dangerous."

As they made their way down the road, suddenly their car's front tire blew out, stranding them in the middle of nowhere! Benedict continued:

"We were like sitting ducks, adverts for — not prosperity necessarily but materialism."

While he and his friends tried to fix their vehicle, six ARMED men emerged from the dark and demanded all of their money and any drugs they had on them! The actor remembers the men screaming:

"They were like: 'Look down! Look down! Put your hands on your heads! Look at the floor!' And they started frisking us!"

Benedict was then taken captive and thrown into the abductor's trunk! He recalls how close to death he came, saying:

"At that point, this adrenaline of fight or flight just exploded in my body. I was like, 'Oh f*ck, we're f*cked!' I was scared, really scared. I said: 'What are you going to do with us? Are you going to kill us?' I was really worried that I was going to get raped or molested or just tortured or toyed with in some way, some act of control and savagery."

After what must have been the most unnerving ride of his life, the captors released Benedict and his friends and sped off! They were later rescued by a native of the area!

That is CRAZY! Talk about traumatic!

Luckily, the Sherlock actor is now alive and well, 8 years after this harrowing ordeal!

His next movie role won't be quite as dangerous but it is placing him at the center of controversy as he prepares to play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the upcoming film The Fifth Estate!

[Image via WENN.]

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7 comments to “Benedict Cumberbatch Tells His Incredible Story Of Survival After Being Abducted In South Africa!”

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  2. Kayla says – reply to this


    Lmao, so we're considered natives in South Africa now? Lol you make it sound like we're all part of some traditional tribe or something.

  3. 3

    I wish they'd kept Cumberbatch and his ridiculous ego. And his ugly face. He's almost as ugly as YOU are, you hideous queer.
    Re: Kayla – That's because Mario is an ignorant shit.

  4. CourtneySucks says – reply to this


    He's OOGLAY and overrated beyond belief.

  5. 5

    Why was he driving in a dangerous part of town late at night? Glad he is OK though.
    Next time maybe hire a driver and bodyguard.

  6. zooey says – reply to this


    so he hasn't abducted….

  7. raffy says – reply to this


    Re: The Truthinator – Screw you, lowlife. keep your mouth shut, no one wants to hear your shit