Benedict Cumberbatch's career might be red hot right now, but it looks like the British actor is going to be taking some time away from Hollywood in order to concentrate on his family. The Sherlock star has revealed that he will be out of the public eye for sometime so he can dedicate himself to his wife Sophie Hunter as the two will be welcoming their first child together this summer.
In a new interview with the Daily Mail this past week, Cumberbatch said that he is looking forward to staying at home with Hunter and simply "nesting" together.
He said, "I've been on muddy fields and on horseback playing Richard III for the BBC and I've been on more flights to Los Angeles and back than I can count. All of that has been special, but I'm ready to have a couple of months to ourselves to prepare for the baby and do some nesting. It's a real-life role, not a part."
Unfortunately for Cumberbatch though he won't be able to nest for too long as in May he will be preparing to rehearse a production of Hamlet that begins previewing at the Barbican Theatre in London in late summer. Cumberbatch will play at Danish prince in the production, which will be directed by award-winning Lyndsey Turner.
On Sunday night Cumberbatch will also be vying for a Best Actor award at the Oscars.
His portrayal of mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game has given him some of the best reviews of his career and has been very well received within the Academy. While he is hotly tipped for the award, many insiders believe his pal Eddie Redmayne might walk away with the win for his role in The Theory of Everything.