Now that Benedict Cumberbatch has had the opportunity to experience fatherhood first hand, he says it's the best thing that's ever happened to him.
The British actor, who welcomed baby boy Christmas Carlton Cumberbatch with his wife Sophie Hunter this past summer, says that being a father has given him less time to agonize about his performances while ultimately making him a better actor.
According to RTE News, the Sherlock actor made the remarks during an interview with Melvyn Bragg on The South Bank Show.
He said, "I thought that it may be a difficult ingredient to play with but it's miraculous - as I'm sure you know being a dad - that your thinking about how you were parented shoots up as well."
Cumberbatch added, "I drop it all very, very quickly because I have to eat and sleep. That's honestly the truth. And get home, to a newborn."
The actor also admitted that he's been feeling more tired and hungry lately - just like any other new parent - and that he was eating much more than his usual intake just to keep his energy levels up.
Cumberbatch also opened up about acting in Hamlet on the stage and how he's introducing the 400-year-old play to a whole new generation of fans.
He explained, "It's really thrilling to think it might be getting to a new audience, is getting to a new audience. That's a terrific thing and that does stay with me."
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