Though it obviously turned out okay, it was a traumatizing experience, and he still tears up telling the story. "I was scared, really scared," he explained. "I said: 'What are you going to do with us? Are you going to kill us?' I was really worried that I was going to get raped or molested or just tortured or toyed with in some way, some act of control and savagery." The assailants bound the group and put them in the back of their truck, and drove off. Eventually, the captors let Cumberbatch and his friends go, tossing them randomly onto the ground, still tied up, in the middle of nowhere. It was a total stranger that saved them. "I looked into this black man's face, and I cried with gratitude," then adding, "F*ck it. If that's a cliché, I don't care."
In typical Cumberbatch fashion, the interview is full of enticing mystery and smart, serious, very un-Hollywood commentary — not to mention some "speculative sh*t" on the subject of two of his equally mysterious characters, Sherlock Holmes and Julian Assange. Read it, and prepare to fall even more deeply in love. (The Hollywood Reporter)