‘I’ve Had Meltdowns On Set’: Benedict Cumberbatch Admits Difficulty Over Learning Lines

Benedict Cumberbatch might be impressing hoards of fans with his acting ability, but the actor has admitted that he has suffered “meltdowns” on set after finding it difficult to learn his lines.

The star, who will soon be back on our TV screens as the iconic detective, Sherlock, has had a busy few months after his appearance in the film, Star Trek: Into Darkness.

Admitting the difficulties he has had in the past with learning lines, Benedict told the Mail Online recently: “When I was younger I had to spend double the amount of time learning French vocabulary. I struggle to learn by rote. I’ve had meltdowns on set. Which is embarrassing and shameful.”

A rep has been approached for comment.

Meanwhile, fans of the hit BBC detective drama will be happy to hear that Sherlock is well and truly alive following on from the series two finale which appeared to suggest that the Baker Street detective had died.

Speaking of the new series, the talented actor said: “Sherlock is alive – that’s not an apparition. It’d be very odd if we saw inside Watson’s head and it was a picture of himself walking away from Sherlock’s grave in order to cut back to an image of Sherlock.”

Exicted for the new series to begin, which also features Martin Freeman playing the role of Watson, the actor continued: “It’s a cracking first episode. I can’t wait for people to see it. Really exciting. There’s a lot to answer.”

Sherlock aside, Benedict also recalled his meeting with David Beckham at a recent event in LA. He said: “I went to LA properly for the first time for the Oscars last year and ended up at Madonna’s party. I met David Beckham at the bar and said, ‘Hello David, nice to meet you, I play Sherlock on television back home.’

“He said, ‘Oh yeah, nice, I think I’ve seen it’. People now look at me with the look I probably gave David Beckham at the bar. This is all new and bizarre for me, but I’m adjusting to it.”