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Benedict Cumberbatch Sends Heartfelt Mother's Day Message in SNL (Video)

Sun 08 May 2022 | 12:51 PM
Omnia Ahmed

"Doctor Strange" actor Benedict Cumberbatch returned to the "Saturday Night Live" and delivered a message on Monther's day.

"I really am thrilled to be back hosting Saturday Night Live. It's been a really fun, great week. I have to be honest though, because most of the sketch writers pitched me sketches every day, and most were about Doctor Strange," Cumberbatch shared as he stood on the iconic Studio 8H stage.

"My wife, Sophie, is in the audience tonight, and I'd like to wish her a happy Mother's Day, too," Cumberbatch said. "Hi, Sophie. It's me, your husband, Little Benedict. I'm constantly in awe of you. You gave birth to our three beautiful boys and that is itself a minor miracle, and according to you I was off dressing up as a wizard."

"Although technically it's a sorcerer," he added as an aside. "Wizards have robes, I have a cloak, it's whole thing, don't worry."

During his speech, the actor joked about Will Smith's famous Oscal slap when he mentioned that he loves playing the character... but I have been in other films." Executive Producer Lorne Michaels then asked him, "Like what?"

"And I said, 'Well, like The Power of the Dog.' And he said, 'Nobody saw it,'" Cumberbatch replied. "I said, 'Come on, man, I was nominated for an Oscar for that.' I mean, I didn't win. I was beat by Will Smith."

"No, not physically!" he quickly added, putting up his hands apologetically. "Not physically."