Benedict Cumberbatch’s waxwork has been unveiled at London’s Madame Tussauds, allowing fans to get a little close to the Sherlock star, albeit a version of him that smells of candles.
He appears dressed in a navy suit and staring imperiously out, as if trying to reduce a pack of paparazzi to dust with a single haughty look.
Ben Sweet, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, told the Express they’ve been under a lot of pressure not only to get his likeness right, but to get it finished quickly: “We had so many visits to our website on the day we announced we were creating Benedict’s figure that our system nearly crashed.
“The demand to feature him here has simply been overwhelming and I am sure fans are going to approve of the likeness.”
Benedict’s feelings are already a matter of public record. Back in July when it was first announced he’d been sitting for Tussauds sculptors, he said: “What a weird and wonderful compliment to be included in the ranks of talent already committed to wax. I’ve been accused of being wooden in my work, but never waxy!”
“Finally I can photobomb myself!”
And look, there’s a video of how it all happened too:
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