As if anyone needed yet another reason to put Benedict Cumberbatch on a pedestal…now comes the real story behind the now famous photobomb by the Sherlock star of U2 on the red carpet at the 2014 Oscar ceremony. Now that a safe distance has passed since that fateful night in March 2014, Cumberbatch has come clean about what induced him to photobomb the unsuspecting Bono & band. “Yes, I photobombed U2!” he told Time Out magazine while throwing an unnamed Oscar host under the bus.
Cumberbatch went on to explain, “…that was all Ellen DeGeneres’ fault because she plied everyone with vodka on the red carpet. Her team was handing out these miniatures. A friend really wanted me to get a photo with U2. So I just saw the opportunity and I’ve never felt an impulse like it. I spotted them all standing around and I thought, ‘Perfect!’ It wasn’t preordained or anything. I just did it.”
Special thanks to ShortsHD for their stellar work in capturing this little bit of video gold on tape in the midst of the film industry’s biggest night of the year.