Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch Admits It’s ‘Harder Meeting Women’ Now He’s Famous

Benedict Cumberbatch may be the world’s sexiest actor but that doesn’t mean that the actor has it easy when it comes to finding love.

Opening up about his love life (or lack of) to GQ Magazine, the actor who will soon be returning to our screens as Sherlock, admitted:

“It is harder [meeting women], because people think they know more about you than they actually do.

“And you can’t control that… You can’t control perceptions of you.”

Benedict is yet to find his Mrs Right (WENN)

Meanwhile, Benedict’s romance troubles aside, the 37 year-old also wanted to make clear that he can play various roles other than Sherlock.

Understanding that he will forever be linked to the role of the iconic Baker Street detective, Benedict said: “I know that everything I do now will have flavours of ‘Sherlock’. Everyone wants those dark, complicated anti-heros and, of course, I play them.

“But I also plays Charles in August: Osage Country, an everyman; he’s not super-sleuthing or cracking code or breaking algorithms. I play Ford in 12 Years A Slave and Alexander in Stuart: A Life Backwards – he’s a pretty open book; smart man though he is, the complexity is all about Stuart.”

He added: “I mix it up.”

Speaking of mixing things up, the actor also recently revealed in a webchat with Reddit that he would like to try a comedy role.

He said: “I love my comedy and when the right project comes up I won’t shy away from it. There’s a lot of humour in what I do, specifically Sherlock, but it would be great to play a ‘normal guy’ in a ‘normal comedy’.”

Benedict went on to credit his Sherlock co-star for teaching him about comedy, adding: “I learned from the master, Martin Freeman.”