After hearing what Chris Pine has to say about him, Benedict Cumberbatch had some praise of his own for Pine and the Star Trek cast.
Pine had told MTV that Cumberbatch was “fantastic,” and that he was “super talented.” He went on to say that “we are more than grateful to have him aboard [Star Trek 2].”
“Well, it’s very sweet to say,” said Cumberbatch, after being told what Pine has said. “I actually did a year at drama school, so I’m not that trained; I’m not that classical, but I’m flattered. I think they are brilliant on that show, and it’s a real privilege to be on that set. There’s a patter and a kind of knowledge of who they’re playing and the other main characters, which I’m learning a lot from. It’s just good fun. It’s great to work with Chris. He’s very professional. So is Zach [Quinto], who I’ve been working a lot with; I adore him, he’s a brilliant, brilliant guy.”
Cumberbatch is enjoying his work on Star Trek 2, now that filming has started. “I’m kinda getting busy with the film now,” he said. “I’ve been away doing other things — The Hobbit, which was fantastic. And so my part of the film is really sorta kicking in now. It’s great fun, great, great fun. But what I’m trying to say is it’s a great thing to come into something that everybody’s familiar with and knows each other very well. So it’s [in] a weird way a very easy thing to get up to speed with, because everybody is so welcoming and gets along with one another.”