Cumberbatch doesn’t consider himself a star

Los Angeles, Nov 7 (IANS) Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch really misses his family when he is out of the country for work and doesn’t consider himself to be a “huge Hollywood star”.

“I don’t think of myself as this huge Hollywood star. I have a new family and I have close friends who have known me since I first started and don’t think of me like that. They’re always happy to remind me who I am, which is good. I don’t find it difficult to stay grounded,” Cumberbatch told Closer magazine, reports

He added: “Every time I come back to London, I love the feeling — it’s my home town and I’m very happy with my creature comforts. I’m actually quite a homely person, although I still enjoy being on the red carpet.”

The 40-year-old actor’s wife Sophie Hunter is pregnant with their second child, a sibling for their first child Christopher, but he says their expanding family won’t mean he is planning to ease off his heavy workload.

He said: “It won’t be slowing me down. Keeping fit seems to be key. Adopting a physical regime for ‘Doctor Strange’ really helped, not just for the obligatory shirt-off moment. It was all about keeping healthy for my new family.”