“I’m playing a really big game now,” he says. “I’m going into studios to meet executives and heads of production and asking: ‘What have you got on your slate?’ and they say, ‘This and this and this.’ And you know there are five actors ahead of you who have first refusal, so there will be fallow periods now, but I can’t afford another five months in the theatre or another big TV gig.
“I think it’s time. I don’t have any dependants. I’m interested in just playing the game a little bit, because it gives you a lot more choice. It gives you power and if you become indispensable to that machine it gives you a greater variety, which is what I always wanted. My career’s always been about longevity – I’ve never wanted to be an adolescent flash in the pan. Brad Pitt, Clooney — they’re in a really privileged position where they are the men who get film screen net [a share of box office receipts], and there are about five people in the world who can do that. They’re great people to emulate as a business model.”❞
Benedict discussing his brilliant career moves. I believe he has what it takes to become one of those top five.
Wonder if this means no Frankenstein on Broadway now. </slight whine>
I never thought Frankenstein would be a real thing on Broadway, tbh.
The first thing He needs to do now is to build up his success on a film career. (I know! I’ve been saying that for ages. But it’s essential for all that follow.)