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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.


The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

Benedict Cumberbatch is here! #AskSmaug

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


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@TheHobbitMovie

The ring. RT @dr_mikki: #asksmaug if you were accumulating your own dragon’s hoard, what would you want as the prize of your collection?

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@TheHobbitMovie

The invincible dragon’s got to rule them all surely.

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


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@TheHobbitMovie

Smart. Original. Mod. RT @_LauraHolmes_: #AskSmaug How would you describe Martin Freeman in 3 words?

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


The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

RT @rosiescot: #AskSmaug If you lived in Middle Earth, would you like to be a Hobbit, Elf, Wizard (yes, staff, beard, & all) or a Dwarf? X

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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?

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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

@TheHobbitMovie #AskSmaug Is twitter treating you okay?

— holmesexuals (@(n ͡ଊ ͜t⥪ ͡l°i e))

(n ͡ଊ ͜t⥪ ͡l°i e)

@holmesexuals

@TheHobbitMovie #AskSmaug Is twitter treating you okay?

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

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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

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

— swiftsherlock (@lucy)

lucy

@swiftsherlock

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

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.@swiftsherlock I am... death.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

.@swiftsherlock I am… death.

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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(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)

Bryony

@PondsAt221B

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

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

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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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)

Our Mockingjay

@__mystique

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

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.@__mystique Puff the Magic Dragon.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

.@__mystique Puff the Magic Dragon.

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

#AskSmaug what would be your ideal christmas present?

— tennanteleven (@)

@tennanteleven

#AskSmaug what would be your ideal christmas present?

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

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

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@TheHobbitMovie

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

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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)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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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.)

George.

@maybeginger

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

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

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

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

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18. He has a thorough understanding of aerodynamic propulsion.

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

— fondueatspeedys (@AGENT COULSON)

AGENT COULSON

@fondueatspeedys

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

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.@fondueatspeedys Fly. Fly. Fly.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

.@fondueatspeedys Fly. Fly. Fly.

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And maybe fart fire while flying. To fly faster.

— TheHobbitMovie (@The Hobbit)

The Hobbit

@TheHobbitMovie

And maybe fart fire while flying. To fly faster.

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

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