Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Hunter

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On Wednesday, the Internet collectively shed a tear when it was announced that Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged to Sophie Hunter (sorry, Cumberbitches!). 

So of course, when E! News caught up with the 38-year-old thesp at the premiere of his upcoming flick The Imitation Game, hosted by Chanel, we had to ask the Sherlock stud how it feels to be the biggest heartbreaker of 2014—and no surprise, the handsome Brit was as polite and humble as ever. 

"There'll be another one..." he joked of his heartbreaker status. "And I don't know that I really deserve that title. I think most people are just really happy as we are." 

The actor announced his engagement in a traditional matter, opting for a paid-for announcement in The Times newspaper's classified section, which named his parents, Wanda and Timothy, as well as his fiancée's, Katharine and Charles.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Following the exciting news, fans have rallied around the star and seem genuinely excited that Cumberbatch has found his match, but according to the newly engaged celeb, the only support he needs is from his bride-to-be. 

"It is," he said when asked if it's nice to have such strong support his loyal admirers. "But the only support I really need to be honest I need is the woman I love who I proposed to." 

Swoon alert! 

While Cumberbatch may have a wedding to plan, the actor is also focusing on his career—his forthcoming film, The Imitation Game, in which he plays British mathematician Alan Turing (who helped crack Nazi Germany's Enigma Code during WWII but was later prosecuted for homosexuality), hits theaters on Nov. 28 and the studly star has already been garnering Oscar buzz for his performance. 

Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Sherlock


But lucky for Benedict, in case he's too busy with award season, the Internet has already begun planning his I-dos, naming his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman as a must in the wedding party. 

"I'm sure they do, I'm sure they do," he said with a laugh when asked if he's aware that the Internet wants Freeman to be his best man. "I think we'll let the Internet talk to Martin Freeman." 

Ya hear that, Dr. John Watson? 

Congrats on your engagement, Benedict! 

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