On the occasion of the London promotion of the new Doctor Strange, the actor gave news of his future proteges.
At the start of the war in Ukraine, like many celebrities, Benedict Cumberbatch pledged to help refugees fleeing the conflict and forced to leave their country. The 45-year-old actor, who picked up his second Oscar nomination this year for The Power Of The Doggave, Monday during the promotion of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, news of his future proteges.
The actor has joined a refugee accommodation program and should soon welcome a family. “They were able to leave Ukraine but are still in Germany to receive treatment. I hope they can join me in the coming months and that my home will give them some stability after all the torment they have been through,” said the star of sherlock.
Benedict Cumberbatch, who has also pleaded the cause of Afghan and Syrian refugees, also explained that he contributes to the cause in a more indirect way by using all the means, in particular financial, at his disposal: “I try to help other families Ukrainian women to find accommodation and to assist English families of Ukrainian origin who want to welcome their relatives”. He works with the NGO Refugees at home. The association provides psychological support to exiles.
Disappointed by Saudi censorship
Comedian also said he was ‘disappointed’ but not surprised that Saudi Arabia asked Disney to remove ‘LGBTQ references’ Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness before it can be screened in theaters in this ultra-conservative realm. “It’s hard not to be moved by it,” said the interpreter of the egocentric magician and ex-surgeon of Marvel. “But I fear this is an expected disappointment,” he continued.
So far, US entertainment giant Disney has responded “not wishing” to proceed with the requested deletions. In the scene in question, which lasts “barely 12 seconds”, lesbian superheroine America Chavez refers to her “two moms”. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness hits French screens on May 4.