When we checked in on Benedict Cumberbatch over the summer, he had shaved back his hairline to play a real-life bald dude named Dominic Cummings in a TV movie. The look was very “baby bird” and “the opposite of sexy,” although CB would remind me that there’s nothing inherently unsexy about bald dudes in general. My disgust with Benedict’s bald look was very Bendy-specific, because so much of his alien-otter sexiness has been wrapped up in his Sherlock curls flying free.
Well, Benedict wrapped on that bald movie a few months ago, and he’s steadily grown back his hair. But now he’s added something terrible: a gross little mustache. This too is for a role, as best as anyone can tell. And it’s awful. Few men are so dependent on their hair and facial hair for their sexiness/beauty. Five years ago, women around the world were throwing their panties at a clean-shaven Benedict with lustrous Cumbercurls. And now, with the gross little mustache, I doubt Sophie Hunter even wants to touch him. Sophie’s probably like “yeah, maybe some other time?”
We’ll be seeing more of Bendy in the weeks and months to come because he’s the voice of The Grinch in the latest animated Grinch movie. He’ll be on promotional duty for a while for that. And let’s hope he shaves the ‘stache? Because dear God.
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