Benedict Cumberbatch, we know him as the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Strange. His roles till now have certainly made us all respect his talent. Even his famous Goalcast speech, 2017 has inspired us a lot. If you haven’t watched it, then you can watch it right here:
A very recent story which will make you respect him even more. Cumberbatch is planning to enlist more female dramas through his new production company SunnyMarch partnered with Adam Ackland. He wants to create a platform to boost gender equality in film and TV.
In a recent interview with RadioTimes, Benedict Cumberbatch said that actors should boycott which are not meant for paying the equal sum to female stars.
“Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism,”
says Cumberbatch in the new issue of Radio Times magazine.
“Look at your quotas. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it.”
“I’m proud that [partner] Adam [Ackland] and I are the only men in our production company; our next project is a female story with a female lens about motherhood, in a time of environmental disaster. If it’s centered around my name, to get investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects. Half the audience is female!”
More news about Benedict Cumberbatch
The actor is playing the lead in the Patrick Melrose series. You can watch the first episode for free on RadioTimes.