Los Angeles - Benedict Cumberbatch wants to play a “dumb” character. The Sherlock actor, who has just completed The Imitation Game, a biopic of British cryptographer, Alan Turing, insists he's ready for a less intellectual role. The 37-year-old star told T magazine: "I always seem to be cast as slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers..."I am so ready to play a really dumb character."Benedict, who has also won awards for his role as Victor Frankenstein and his monster in the West End production, became a huge star after taking on the part of the titular detective in BBC1's Sherlock but admits he's not the nicest character to play. He said: "I always make it clear that people who become obsessed with him or the idea of him - he'd destroy you..."He is an absolute bastard."The actor is uncomfortable in the spotlight but has quickly realised the best way to stay undetected is not to draw attention to himself.He explained: "There is a way of just shadowing through. The higher the walls, the more dark the windows, the bigger the sunglasses - the more people are going to look. "The greatest disguise is learning how to be invisible in plain sight."
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