‘Sherlock’ season 4 star Benedict Cumberbatch feels side effects of fame during ‘Hamlet’ performances

Sherlock season 3As an actor, of course Benedict Cumberbatch is very much interested in exploring just about every avenue of performing that he possibly can. This is a man who cares about the art of what he is doing first and foremost, but it just so happens that along his path of doing so, he became an international superstar.

The “Sherlock” actor’s current gig is back in the theater, performing a series of “Hamlet” shows at the Barbican in London, and he is learning that one consequence of being a celebrity is that people want to film him doing … well, pretty much anything. After it was discovered that there were shows of his recorded on Saturday, he urged fans waiting for him outside the stage to cease filming him, and to spread the message across social media. He also said that future violators of the commonly-practiced theater rule could be removed from the show.

Filming is becoming more and more of a problem really for almost every major event these days, especially with the advent of devices like Periscope, which really give you an opportunity to be off somewhere at almost any given time recording something on a device as small as your phone. There’s a limit to how long Periscopes are available, so at times it is fairly difficult to track.

Hopefully, some heed to Benedict’s request here, given that he is not asking for anything too extreme, and we imagine that it has to be rather distracted for you to be fully immersed in the world of a play, only to look into the crowd and see some camera lights staring back at you.

For those wondering more about Benedict’s return to “Sherlock,” new episodes will be filmed at some point next year. Head over to this link to read more about that, and you can also sign up here to get some other TV scoop on all we cover via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: BBC One.)

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