A young Benedict Cumberbatch look-alike has become a hit on Instagram and earned the nickname “Teenlock.”
Last year, Chinese Sherlock fans discovered Tyler Michell, an otherwise normal 16-year-old from Norwich, Norfolk, on Instagram. At the time, he had about 15,000 followers, but that number has grown to nearly 20,000 followers on Instagram, all because he bears a striking resemblance to Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch. Fans of the BBC series Sherlock, which Cumberbatch stars in, have even suggested that Michell could play a younger version of Sherlock, or “Teenlock”:
“It started out as a joke — my close friends and family would tease me and say I looked like Benedict Cumberbatch. I guess I look like him a little — but I really didn’t take it seriously,” he told The Telegraph. “Now people are messaging me and saying I should have won the Oscar. I get girls from Brazil saying the want to meet me in the U.K., which is crazy as I’m just a teenage boy sitting at home.”
Here is a picture of Cumberbatch and Michell side-by-side from Michell’s Instagram:
The power of the Cumberbatch is growing stronger all the time. Not only is he getting Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominations, he is inadvertently getting this 16-year-old boy a lot of attention from Brazilian girls. Nice work, Cumberbatch. Keep using those powers for good.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)