Benedict Cumberbatch got nicotine poisoning three times during filming!

Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor best known to us for the series "Sherlock", claims that he was poisoned with nicotine three times while shooting the film.

Benedict Cumberbatch got nicotine poisoning three times during filming!

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Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor best known to us for the series "Sherlock", claims that he was poisoned with nicotine three times while shooting the film. The 45-year-old starred in an interview with British magazine "Esquire" in the western "The Power of the Dog" by director and Oscar winner Jane Campion, a  passionate smoker.

- That was very difficult. A cigarette without a filter, just one after the other. I got nicotine poisoning three times. When you have to smoke a lot, it's really awful - says Benedict.

Cumberbatch in the film plays Phil Burbank, an ostentatious rancher in early 20th-century Montana who tortures the wife of his younger brother George. According to Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel, the elder Burbank is “an excellent reader, a man who stuffed animals, skilled in knitting rawhide and horsehair, solving chess problems, a blacksmith and metalworker, an arrowhead collector (he even tailored arrowheads himself with more skill than any Indian), a banjo player, a good writer, a builder of beaver slides for stacking hay, a vivid interlocutor. "

Cumberbatch has been going from project to project lately, making as many as four films: "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," "Spider-Man: No Way Home," "The Electrical Life of Louis Wain," and the aforementioned " The Power of the Dog ".

By: Olivia J.