‘The Pictures Look Intimate But It’s All Innocent’: Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Love Interest’ Insists The Pair Aren’t Dating

Cumberbitches all over the world are breathing a sigh of relief following model Katia Elizarova’s insistence that she is not dating Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

With pictures having shown the pair getting close in Ibiza earlier this month, the Russian model insisted that the picture of her sharing a sun lounger with the 37 year-old actor was purely platonic.

Speaking to the Mail Online, Katia who has a boyfriend said of the rumours:

“I know the pictures look intimate but it’s all innocent. It looks like we are having a sexy chat, but we were actually discussing what we were going to have off the restaurant menu.”

Katia has dismissed the rumours that she is dating Benedict (WENN)

And it appears Katia wanted the help of Benedict’s acting expertise ahead of her stage debut next month as she revealed to the Telegraph’s Mandrake: “I’ve no theatrical experience, although I have done film.

“They gave me the role because I am so Russian. We have a tendency to traumatise everything and have a reputation for being quite dark.”

She added that Benedict has been strict with her, adding: “I have just got my script and began rehearsals. Ben has been a great help, but he is very strict. He asks me all about what my character wears, and even how she dresses her daughter. I said, ‘Well, in a dress,’ and he said, ‘No, that isn’t good enough, what dress?’

“So I explained that my character is trying not to draw attention to her daughter because she is planning an affair, but he just said, ‘Nevertheless, you ought to know how your character would dress her daughter’.”

Katia’s dismissal of a romance comes after Benedict told Elle Japan that he is in no rush to marry and settle down.

“It is a wonderful thing to get married young and become a father. I used to think that I’d get married in my mid-30s and have children. But now I think I can wait. I’m no longer in a hurry to get married”, the actor commented.

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed he is in no rush to settle down and marry (WENN)

The actor, who is due to return to the set of Sherlock later this month to continue filming of the third series, also revealed that he’s a fan of women who have a good sense of humour.

“A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy. A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humor is important.

“I also think someone who is good at working with others is sexy. It’s like playing a tennis doubles match. You need to be able to work well together if you are to stay as partners for a long time.”