Benedict Cumberbatch Talks About The Time He Stopped A Mugging

Do not mess with “Doctor Strange”.

Benedict Cumberbatch opens up to Ellen DeGeneres about a near-mugging he witnessed in London.

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“I saw a delivery guy getting surrounded by some guys on a very cold November night,” Cumberbatch recalls when visiting “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday. “I just stopped the Uber we were in, got out and tried to intervene. Tried to calm the kids down.”

“I didn’t really think twice about knives or any of the other things that can be part of that situation,” he continues. “I also tried to just stop traffic so they could witness it and if anything did happen there were people there to witness it and scare any violence out of the situation.”

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Cumberbatch, 42, says there was no physical confrontation and the story was blown way out of proportion.

The two celebrities also compare celebrity wax figures, check out hilarious fan art, and talk about Cumberbatch’s leading role in “The Grinch” animated movie out Nov. 9.

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