Friday, 7 November 2014

5th November 2014 - The Day that Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement

Heartbreak. First thing I felt finding out this information. Honestly, I know I am pathetic and delusional but when someone who makes you smile whenever you see them on screen and someone who you spend so much time "fangirling" about, even if they have no clue who you are or that you even exist, this news can be a big deal.
Do not get me wrong, I am extremely happy for them and congratulate them in every way possible. However this is the day I sort of change. Most people who know me very well know how much I love this man as a performer and most of all, a human being (from what I see, clarifying I don't know him personally and all I see is what is portrayed through media). Even a few days ago, I would have defended him to the death because this guy I know from my university had made an argument about how he is not a good actor because he has no Oscars. He gained much amusement from my anger and got slammed down with my skills and knowledge of Benedicts acting career, as well as many facts and trivia which may have proved the fact that I am, in fact, crazy.
Alright, after reading this post you may think I am an ordinary fangirl and I feel the same as many others in this very situation (he is a mainstream Hollywood actor now, so I don't blame you) however I am going to say you are correct. This time I can say that I bet that there are many fans across the world that have cried of sadness and felt a pain in their chest like I did when hearing this. Even though we say we are the only ones who feel like this when seeing our favourite celebrity move on with their life, we know it is not true. I, for one, am not a unique fan or I can not claim to be. Through this we as a group learn to live with just being a fan, but a part of us dies. I know now that I can not love him as much as I used too because that is someone elses job. Most people who reacted this way probably love Benedict for the same reasons as I do. They adore him because he brings happiness when you are down, with either his impressive impressions (such alliteration, much wow) or his dance moves. He makes everything better than it already is. His amazing acting and just pure talent makes him stand out. The dedication to becoming Smaug in the Hobbit or just caring about feminism and gay rights is something all of us admire as fans of Benedict Cumberbatch and it is annoyingly painful that he will not know how much of mine and many others lives he has taken over, in a good way, obviously. He can not know how many of us are happier just because of him.
As a final word, I would like to say a massive thank you to him and everything he has done to change my life and also the lives of many others who adore his work and what he does (not all about those cheekbones, you know?). I for one am extremely happy that he now gets to make one woman happy for the rest of his life. Congratulations Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, I wish you all the best in your new lives together.

P.S. If I am reading this in a few years time, sorry.

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