Benedict Cumberbatch has said it “backfired” when he played a non-binary character in Zoolander 2.
Speaking with Penelope Cruz, who also starred in the movie, for Variety, the Doctor Strange actor addressed the backlash to his casting. He said: “There was a lot of contention around the role, understandably now.
Cumberbatch can currently be seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home where he reprises his role as Doctor Strange.
Cumberbatch’s casting, as well as the film, were criticised by LGBT activists for its jokes about trans people and for not using a trans actor to play a trans character.