‘Hamlet’ Star Benedict Cumberbatch Wants Everyone To Put Their Phones Down And Just Enjoy The Show

Notorious nice guy Benedict Cumberbatch is currently enjoying a 10-week run of the play Hamlet at London’s Barbican Centre. On Saturday night, the actor appeared in front of a gathering crowd to request they “tweet, blog, hashtag the sh*t” out of the production to help get the word out to like-minded fans.

That being said, the Sherlock actor continued his plea with his fans to put their mobile devices away while the actors are on stage. Earlier that evening, the production was reportedly halted twice due to technical difficulties. What made it even more difficult to continue the play was a distracting little red light coming from an audience member’s mobile device:

“I can see red lights in the auditorium,” he said to fans. “There’s nothing less supportive or enjoyable as an actor being on stage experiencing that and I can’t give you what I want to give you, which is a live performance that you’ll remember hopefully in your minds and brains, whether it’s good, bad or indifferent, rather than on your phones.”

Cumberbatch warned the theater-goers that a stricter policy will be put in place by the theater moving forward. Instead of being evicted from the show, he ended his plea in the most Cumberbatch way possible, by saying, “This is me asking you to ripple it out there in the brilliant beautiful way that you do with your funny electronic things.”

(Via Mashable)