Benedict Cumberbatch Keen to Direct

By Simon Veazey, Epoch Times
June 6, 2018 6:50 am Last Updated: June 6, 2018 12:12 pm

Benedict Cumberbatch said he is keen to turn his hand to directing, but worries about the potential impact it could have on family life.

Speaking to Variety, the Avenger’s star said that his stint as executive producer on mini-series “Patrick Melrose” had given him a taste for a new career diretion—behind the camera.

But as a father of young children, he said he worried about the time commitment.

“In all honesty, a bit like going back to the theater, because of family and wanting to be a more present dad, that’s so involving,” he told Variety.

“Ed Berger, who directed ‘Melrose,’ has directed all five of them and he hasn’t stopped working for like a year and a half. He’s still in the edit for five and it’s just on and on and on.”