compare and contrast:
Benedict Cumberbatch in costume versus in character as Sherlock Holmes.
His pose is essentially the same albeit posture, expression, and the way Benedict carries himself in both images show a clear distinction between simply being in costume as compared to playing the part.
In the left image, more natural and candid, in the right image, more calculated and poised. He almost looks more gaunt in the right image as well. Costume notwithstanding, there is a clear distinction between actor and character.
What a great actor. Damn, I hate him so much.
I must say, I hardly recognize Benedict when he’s playing Sherlock. I just… can’t see the actor; just the character. It’s almost unsettling how well he plays the whole suspension of disbelief thing; just how good he is into literally stepping into someone else’s shoes.
And this brings me to the topic of the Sherlock pilot, and just how much Benedict’s worked on his representation of Sherlock Holmes between the pilot and A Study in Pink. Just watch them and compare them and tell me just how much he’s improved the character. Just little details and quirks made such a huge difference.
When Benedict steps into character, he becomes the character.
Just look at him when he’s Stephen Hawking, Rory Slippery, or Paul Marshall.
He is so freaking talented in the way he becomes what he plays, I can’t help but hate how much I love him.
He’s such a brilliant fantastic actor. It’s all in those tiny details of the face. That’s why he does so many things because he’s so versatile.