We weren’t expecting this! In an interview with the Telegraph UK that was published today, 10 October 2015, Cumberbatch talks about playing Hamlet at the Barbican and says:
“I thought that it may be a difficult ingredient to play with but it’s miraculous – as I’m sure you know being a dad – that your thinking about how you were parented shoots up as well. So that’s all fed into it. It’s serendipity though, that wasn’t as planned as this was.”
We didn’t think he’d ever admit to what was very obvious to those of his fans following this matter, but there it is. Readers will recall Hunter’s brother told the UK tabloid The Mirror the day after Hunter became engaged to Cumberbatch that the couple only began seriously dating “in the late summer” of 2014, which is when she became pregnant.
For more on Cumberbatch playing Hamlet at the Barbican, read our exclusive interviews with our source inside the Barbican, with two more pieces soon to come:
Hunter Hype Report World Exclusive: Your First Legitimate and Confirmed Insider’s Account of Benedict Cumberbatch Behind The Scenes at Hamlet and His Relationship With His Wife. A Face to Face Interview in London, 9 September 2015, 9PM GMT.