For his latest film “The Power of the Dog” Benedict Cumberbatch poisoned himself three times and also tried to learn the banjo.
Eleven years after her last film “Bright Star”, New Zealand director Jane Campion is now back. This time with the Netflix Western „The Power of the Dog“which is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Savage. Starring “Doctor Strange” star Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons (“Fargo”) as broken brothers on a ranch in Montana.
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For the role as Phil Burbank, who bullies his brother and his wife Rose (Kirsten Dunst), Cumberbatch really worked hard. They particularly took him away lots of cigarettesthat he had to smoke for the role, as he tells Esquire:
“That was really tough. Filterless cigarettes, one take after the other, one take after the other. I got nicotine poisoning three times. If you have to smoke a lot, that’s really awful. “
Even if the actor mentions nicotine poisoning as a matter of course, it should not be underestimated and can be fatal. You can find out which stars unfortunately left us too early in the video:
Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t wash himself for “The Power of the Dog”
Benedict Cumberbatch says that he really immersed himself in the role and wanted to play the character as authentically as possible. That is why he washed very little, did not react to his name and always remained in character:[display-posts orderby="rand"]
“I wanted that layer of stench on me. I wanted the people in the room to know how I smell. But it was hard. That was not only the case during rehearsals. I went to dinner and met friends of Jane’s [Campion] and so. I was a little ashamed of the housekeeping service in the place where I lived […] If someone forgot on the first day and called me Benedict, I didn’t move “
Despite the work the actor has put into “The Power of the Dog”, he thinks there is still room for improvement. He would have loved to have become one of the best banjo players, but he has to admit that he didn’t end up doing very well. The western will be from December 1, 2021 on Netflix be visible. In addition, “The Power of the Dog” is running 18. November 2021 already in selected cinemas.
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