Netizens Compare Benedict Cumberbatch Magazine Cover to ‘Ali G’; here’s why
There is no doubt that Benedict Cumberbatch is a master of disguises. He can wear any look and convince us that he is that person. the strange doctor actor recently made the cover of W Magazine in a weird and funny avatar that convinced netizens that he is Ali G – Alistair Leslie Graham – a satirical fictional character created and played by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
Cumberbatch is one of 10 Hollywood stars included in W Magazinein the “Best Performances 2022” issue. He posed for the photo looking serious in a bright yellow gray patterned shirt from Hermès, a matching yellow bucket hat and a pair of brown Ray-Ban sunglasses.
He also held a bouquet of daisies in one hand, the other clenched in a fist and pressed against his face. The general appearance is in stark contrast to its film appearance in Spider Man: No Coming Home, where he reprized his role as the mighty wizard, Doctor Strange.
Netizens liked the 45-year-old’s look, comparing him to Baron-Cohen’s Ali G.
“Ali G vibes 💛,” one person wrote on Instagram, while another commented, “God I love Ali G.”
“Can we have Benedict on the cover every month? Thanks,” someone else wrote.
On Twitter, too, people were quick to point out the resemblance — intentional or not. After the cover photos were shared by the ‘Film Updates’ Twitter account, there were many retweets, and here are some reactions:
Benedict Cumberbatch covers W Magazine’s Best Performances issue pic.twitter.com/ugSrdAqu2a
— Movie Updates (@FilmUpdates) January 11, 2022
Isn’t that Ali G? https://t.co/qwZhMIi15E
—Nig (@HSaireh) January 11, 2022
I get hipster vibes / Ali G
— Natalie 💀 (@nathomeandpaint) January 11, 2022
why did i think it was ali g
– the little laws shit⁹¹ ♡ (@louisonvinyI) January 11, 2022
CumberbatchThe interview is part of a series of interviews with “the most talked about stars of the year”, including Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Hudson, Tilda Swinton, Kristen Stewart, Cate Blanchett, Gemma Chan, and Jessica Chastain.