19 Things We Learned From Benedict Cumberbatch’s Twitter Q&A

The actor pretty much trolled Twitter while promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Benedict Cumberbatch took over the official Hobbit Movie Twitter account Tuesday to answer questions about his roles as Smaug the dragon and the Necromancer in The Desolation of Smaug. #AskSmaug was soon trending on Twitter.

1. He may be a little bit power-hungry.

2. He’s a huge fan of his Sherlock and Hobbit costar Martin Freeman.

3. He’s very happy in his own scaly skin.

I'm quite happy being a dragon, thanks. Oh, and the Necromancer - a disembodied spirit of evil. Less time in the make-up chair!

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

4. His parents read aloud to him as a child.

My father read the book to me as a 7-year old child. RT @highsockmojo: #AskSmaug what/who did you use as your inspiration for Smaug?

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

5. He enjoys the ongoing series of CumberCupcakes and has a somewhat naughty sense of humor.

RT @vereentjoeng: Cumbercupcake: Benedict in Red Velvet Suit on Red Velvet cupcake yum! #HobbitPremiere #AskSmaug

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

An astonishing addition to the edible collection. One day, I will have to eat myself.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

6. 140 characters are not nearly enough to express the love that he has for his fans.

More than I can say in a tweet. RT @RachelFerron_TW: #AskSmaug how much do you love your fans?

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

7. He will one day cause Twitter to self-destruct.

@TheHobbitMovie #AskSmaug Is twitter treating you okay?

— holmesexuals (@(n ͡ଊ ͜t⥪ ͡l°i e))

.@holmesexuals Yes, so let's break it.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

8. He’d rather meet members of his family than famous people.

My grandfathers. I never met either. RT @b_smoraes: Is there a person (alive or dead) you would like to spend a day with? who? #AskSmaug

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

9. He’s definitely not a vegetarian.

Goat pie or dwarf cake. RT @Cholesteroldoc: What's your favorite pie? Or are you a cake loving dragon? #CumberCakeCollective #asksmaug

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

10. He’s probably going to be a pretty scary dragon.

@TheHobbitMovie what was your favourite line in the movie? #AskSmaug

— swiftsherlock (@lucy)

.@swiftsherlock I am... death.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

11. He and Martin Freeman are equally sassy bastards.

RT @JenCappelli: @TheHobbitMovie #AskSmaug Who would win in a sass-off? Smaug or Martin? ....can dragons give the middle claw?

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

Martin, obviously. Smaug gets pretty clumsy in a rage until he flies. Then, I suppose he might have time to give the birdy.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

(For reference, this is a thing that happened at the movie’s premiere in Los Angeles last night.)

12. He thinks Smaug would have quite a flamboyant taste in music.

#AskSmaug What kind of music do you think Smaug would enjoy?

— PondsAt221B (@Bryony)

.@PondsAt221B Liberace. A little bit of Burt Bacharach. And Enya.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

13. He will one day become a wonderful director.

Yes, one day. RT @CeceCalabrese: #AskSmaug Do you fancy a go at the Director's Chair?

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

14. He’s identified with dragons from a young age.

@TheHobbitMovie If you could play any cartoon character/superhero/villain from your childhood, who would you play???? #AskSmaug

— __mystique (@Our Mockingjay)

.@__mystique Puff the Magic Dragon.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

15. He places more importance on experiences than material possessions.

#AskSmaug what would be your ideal christmas present?

— tennanteleven (@)

.@tennanteleven Some free time. And a sea view.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

16. He has a sense of humor about being pranked by Simon Pegg on the set of Star Trek: Into Darkness.

Neutron cream... better for your skin ;) RT @britishmenRhot: Which felt weirder on your face? Neuron cream or motion capture dots. #AskSmaug

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

17. He is constantly trying to make himself more perfect than he already is.

@TheHobbitMovie #AskSmaug if you could master one other skill (apart from your glorious acting), what would it be?

— maybeginger (@George.)

.@maybeginger You're very kind. Flying would be nice. Piano and French are more realistic though.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

18. He has a thorough understanding of aerodynamic propulsion.

@TheHobbitMovie would you rather breathe fire or be able to fly? #AskSmaug

— fondueatspeedys (@AGENT COULSON)

.@fondueatspeedys Fly. Fly. Fly.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

And maybe fart fire while flying. To fly faster.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

19. He may or may not have temporarily forgotten what movie he was promoting.

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