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Benedict Cumberbatch divulged details about preparing for his role as Julian Assange to E! News Thursday evening.
While attending the red carpet premiere of his upcoming flick The Fifth Estate, he revealed that he got in contact with the WikiLeaks creator during pre-production on the highly anticipated film.
"I had a bit of communication with him at the beginning of the film," he said. "It was very helpful but he, quite within his rights, said ‘I don't want to condone this film because of the book that it was based upon."
And after immersing himself in the backstory and getting into the Assange mindset, Cumberbatch had to undergo a complete physical transformation as well.
The hunky British actor looked hardly recognizable in a white wig that made him a spitting image of the controversial Assange.