‘Doctor Strange’ Star Benedict Cumberbatch Hides His Face During Zoom Calls to Keep His New Look Secret

'Doctor Strange' Star Benedict Cumberbatch Hides His Face During Zoom Calls to Keep His New Look Secret

Benedict Cumberbatch, who is currently filming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), is hiding his face during Zoom interviews because Marvel is keeping his new look a secret.

Benedict Cumberbatch‘s current appearance on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) is so closely guarded that Marvel Studios is not allowing him to display his new look to the general public.

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Despite getting a whole bunch of Zoom calls for ventures unrelated to the Doctor Strange sequel, Cumberbatch isn’t revealing his fresh style on any video calls as he does not want to risk a run-in with Marvel authorities.

Watch: Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (2022) First Look Trailer Concept – Marvel Movie

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Cumberbatch held his phone pointing upwards towards his ceiling throughout a panel session with The Concordia Forum, ensuring to remind everyone on the call with him the reason he couldn’t reveal his face.

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Cumberbatch – who previously said sorry for his no-show in WandaVision – explained during the conversation:

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By the way, you’re looking at a ceiling because I can’t show you my face because I’m filming Doctor Strange and it’s all embargoed. Just to explain why you’re looking at a very attractive ceiling in a trailer.

According to the latest rumors, the Master of Mystic Arts will be given a new outfit in the Sam Raimi sequel. Cumberbatch also made headlines earlier this year after being photographed with his own goatee, after wearing a fake one in the first film.

Back in 2016, his co-star, Christine Palmer actress Rachael McAdams, told Marvel:

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You know he has this wonderful facial hair in the film. Sometimes it was real and sometimes it was glued on…I hope I’m not telling tales out of school here…but if he laughed too hard, and he was always making jokes, it would come off.

Later, movement artist Jay Funk — the man behind the Sorcerer Supreme’s magical enchantments — verified the story, replying to a fan on Twitter. Funk tweeted:

Benedict had to keep his facial expressions tight because of his prosthetic beard. So when he had to laugh, he sounded like Santa claus haha

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is slated to hit theaters on 25th March 2022.

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