Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't just play a good guy in his movies. The Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is also a superhero in real life! Cumberbatch has just revealed that he is working to get a family of refugees out of Ukraine and that he is planning to let them stay in his own home, at least until they can get their own house that he will help build!
The Sherlock actor is currently on a press tour for Doctor Strange 2 but Cumberbatch has also been working to help those in need, especially people who are fleeing Ukraine amidst the Russian attacks. While speaking with Variety, Cumberbatch revealed that he is helping a family of refugees.
"They've made it out of Ukraine; I'm monitoring their progress every day," he said. "Sadly, they are undergoing some medical treatment."
Cumberbatch then stated that "To say anything more about that would be an invasion of their privacy, and too much about when they're coming and how that's being managed would invade mine." However, he continued that he is eager to help the family as much as he can.
"I want to give them some stability after the turmoil that they've experienced, and that's within my home," Cumberbatch said.
The family isn't the only one he has been helping these days. Cumberbatch admitted that there are other people he is hoping to aid.
"I've been trying to help other Ukrainian families -- nationals that are UK citizens -- to house their extended families en masse, which you know they want to do, but it's very costly," Cumberbatch said. "So, I've been trying to help out with that financially in a couple of instances."
This is truly impressive and fans believe that Benedict Cumberbatch has truly become a real-life hero. Hopefully, more people will follow his lead in the future.
Cumberbatch stars in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will finally hit theaters on May 6, 2022.