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In fact, Benedict has also revealed he’s got an unlikely pal in long-time ‘EastEnders’ actress Jessie Wallace, who plays Kat Slater in the BBC soap.
He told Bang Showbiz: “Jessie’s just really lovely and first time I met her was at an awards show… and she just shouts, ‘You’re f**king brilliant’, and I just shout it back. I think she’s amazing.”
Benedict, who has been nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Alan Turing in ‘The Imitation Game’, went on to say that he was “such a fan” of ‘EastEnders’ that he was hoping to head to Albert Square in the near future, joking: “It’s ‘EastEnders’ next!”
However, Danny admitted months later that he didn’t think Benedict was capable of playing a working-class character, despite ‘loving’ him as an actor.
And it appears Benedict agrees, adding to Bang Showbiz that his “abysmal” attempts at a Cockney accent might get in the way of him landing a role in ‘EastEnders’.
Too bad, we can just imagine Benedict supping a pint in the Queen Vic…