I’ve noticed a lot of people (on Tumblr and Reddit) saying that Ben’s AMA was faked, that it wasn’t him. They believe that, while the ‘proof’ picture was real, it wasn’t him answering the questions. I will admit that a lot of the answers don’t seem to be the well composed Ben that we’ve come to know in interviews. But, on the other hand, we all know how the internet creates a mask that allows us to say things we wouldn’t normally say, because we feel safer.
Now, I just want to point out something I just realized. A very large consistency between ‘AMA Ben’ and ‘TV Interview Ben’ that could maybe help prove the AMA’s legitimacy.
In the AMA, Ben answers a question about fame. The question and answer went as follows:
You’ll notice, outlined in red, is the phrase “privacy becomes an ever(y) shrinking island”. Doesn’t seem like a big deal, right?
EXCEPT, when you take into account this interview from a few days later: http://katiecouric.com/features/benedict-cumberbatch-answers-your-twitter-questions/
You’ll notice Benedict’s use of the same phrase at 1:52.
Now, while this doesn’t prove that the AMA was in fact Benedict, you can’t deny that a language consistency as large as that can’t be ignored.
Please reblog this so people get the message. Thanks.