“I was thrilled that Steven’s visit was on the same day as I doing my big action scene. He was like, ‘Oh my God, Benedict, I had no idea you can do this action stuff, this is terrific.’ I said, ‘Now you know, I’ll put it on my [résumé] next time, I promise.’”
Spielberg fanboys over his War Horse star Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance in Star Trek Into Darkness.
Sadly, the Cannes video site doesn’t offer embedding functionality, but you can watch Spielberg’s introduction at the Opening Ceremony of the festival at this link.
It features a wonderful montage, an incredible standing ovation and Audrey Tatou using a fantastic word to describe Spielberg: universal.