U2 were nominated for an Academy Award for best song for “Ordinary Love” at this years ceremony, so the band were in attendance. Perhaps their most notable, and definitely their most widely seen moment, involved actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who jumped behind them, photobombing them.
Cumberbatch recently did an interview with Time Out London, where he discussed the humorous incident.
On photobombing U2: “Yes, I photobombed U2!,” Cumberbatch said. “But that was all Ellen DeGeneres’ fault because she plied everyone with vodka on the red carpet. Her team was handing out these miniatures. A friend really wanted me to get a photo with U2 so I just saw the opportunity and I’ve never felt an impulse like it. I spotted them all standing around and I thought, ‘Perfect!’ It wasn’t preordained or anything. I just did it.”
On the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: “Yes, well, Tom Hiddleston had done it once, and then the Internet was asking when I was going to di it and if I’d wear a white t-shirt apparently [Hiddleston did his in a white t-shirt and challenged Cumberbatch]. And I actually did wear a white t-shirt for the last one, which they [the fans] were apparently quite happy about, so I was saving the Internet!”
Really, when Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch both get water poured all over themselves in white t-shirts, I think we can unequivocally say that everyone wins!
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