Benedict Cumberbatch "too busy" for 'Absolutely Fabulous' cameo
(2 years ago)
London, Jun 28 : We could have caught a glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch in the movie 'Absolutely Fabulous,' if he wasn't so "busy."
The 39-year-old actor was forced to give the Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders comedy a miss due to his loaded filming schedule, the Independent reported.
Writing in the Telegraph, Lumley stated, "Our director, is trying to lock down the casting of cameo roles between takes and sometimes I have to sit with her in a nice chair, eating a delicious Brie baguette, and throwing out names like 'Benedict Cumberbatch'."
She continued, "It turns out is busy for the next five and a half years. What is it with actors? We are offering tiny, tiny, tiny roles that will take up minuscule amounts of time and it's, 'Oh no, sorry, I'm busy doing films,' or, 'So sorry, I am going round the world with all my actor friends for the next two years,' or a simple, 'I'm dead'".
Absolutely Fabulous is set to hit the UK theatres on 1 July.