First published August 4, 2015.
Thank you to all the people who originally put the footage together. If you are not credited in watermarks, please let us know if we should give you credit. Hunter consistently displays anger and repulsion towards Cumberbatch on the red carpet and during other public events, and it is notable Hunter has never shown any affection towards him. Much of her negative behaviour comes during and after his displays of affection towards her.
The 2014 Evening Standard Awards tantrum on Youtube and in gif format. A reporter asked her a question. She ignores the reporter and walks away, leaving everyone speechless, including her then fiance. His publicist Karon Maskill attempts to approach her to conciliate, but she continues to walk away.
The 2015 BAFTAS, January 2015. Thanks to sophiehuntergossipblog. This is approximately two weeks prior to their wedding. Note how she angrily removes his hand from her back then forcefully pulls it towards her. It appears “can you remove your hand from my waist?” is not part of her vocabulary. Why she wouldn’t want the man she’s about to marry having his hand on her waist is another can of worms we can merely speculate upon.
Is this woman ever happy about anything?
Oscar Night, February 2015. Example #1. Pay attention to the annoyance on her face as Benedict Cumberbatch takes her hand to kiss it (which is blocked from view by his body).
Here is that moment from the side view, as well as two other examples of her not-so-enthusiastic reaction to him kissing her on the cheek:
After the Oscards (photo 1 below) and on the red carpet before it began (photo 2), Hunter doesn’t seem to pay any attention or affection towards the man she married a week prior while he kisses her. Notice in the second photo how Cumberbatch’s eyes are not fixed on the woman he’s displaying affection towards, but to something else off in the distance, perhaps photographers.
Example #2. As the Oscar ceremony ends, Cumberbatch tries to kiss her. She pulls away to try and avoid his lips, and when he’s done, she looks around her in embarrassment. Kiera Knightley’s face is also worth mentioning, especially when you consider she spent the night sitting next to Hunter leaning as far away as possible from her as she could. You can see the video at the preset mark here and the gifs below:
In one image, courtesy of the-fellowship-of-erdemhart:
Example #3. Video and gifs. After the ceremony a reporter talks to Cumberbatch about his wife.She leans in to get a word in, and Cumberbatch cut her off to prevent her from talking. As he turns around he shakes his head at what she’s just done, and she appears upset, looking at Karon Maskill to let her displeasure be known.
Letters Live, April 2015. Thanks to the-fellowship-of-erdemhart for this. Watch how his wife neither reciprocates his display of affection and as soon as it’s over she acts like it never happened by calling out to a friend. Also look to the left and see three of Benedict’s friends looking in disgust.
Below is an partial compilation of a history of their awkward, aggressive handholding.
Here is the full view of one of the examples above. Note her expression as he tries to pry her hand open.