Benedict's bathroom education

By admin
08 January 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch has joked going to the bathroom was a "new education" for him during Penguins of Madagascar.

The British actor lends his vocals to the animated movie as Classified, a hound who leads the title animals in stopping Dr. Octavius Brine (John Malkovich). It was a fun experience for Benedict, who has humoured about the habits he picked up during recording.

'The hardest thing is getting un-wofled'

"The hardest thing is getting un-wofled," he deadpanned to Total Film magazine. "Going to the bathroom was a new education and my eating habits were a little awkward. So don't put any kittens in front of me...

"He's an all-action wolf who heads up this team called the North Wind. He brings [the penguins] in to get as much information out of them as possible."

It was the star's first time laying down his voice in the DreamWorks sound booth. While he enjoyed the process Benedict was a little disappointed he didn't get to work with his co-stars.

"It was really bizarre. I was looking forward to working with the penguins and with John but you do it in isolation," he sighed. "You don't have the camaraderie you do with most kinds of jobs... At times I was imagining things hitting me whilst holding onto a plane! Improvisation is important: to be free with an idea, to go too far and come full circle. You have no inhibitions."

He thrived on bringing the CGI dog to life and giving him his own personality.

"I like the idea of taking a spy and making him a bit more human, if that makes any sense for a wolf," he added.

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