Benedict Cumberbatch Backs Ukraine In Emotional Walk Of Fame Speech
Benedict Cumberbatch has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which he dedicated to his late sister.
The actor was joined by his wife, Sophie Hunter, as well as director JJ Abrams and Marvel president Kevin Feige.
Cumberbatch dedicated the star to his sister Tracy Peacock, who died last year after a long battle with cancer.
“I want to mention my sister who we lost last year. She would have loved this. She was unbelievably loyal, supportive, and she would have loved the glitz and the oddness and the glamour. She would have just been laughing nonstop all the way through, and probably crying.”
“I hope somewhere up there, where the real stars shine, you’re looking down on this moment now. I’m sure you are. We miss you so much. You remain such a good and wonderful person to have had in our lives.”
Benedict then spoke on the assault by Russia on Ukraine, saying: “I can’t speak today at this amazing moment in my life, on this extraordinary platform, without acknowledging the obvious of what’s happening in Ukraine and to show my support for the people of Ukraine, my support for the people of Russia who are opposing the Kleptocracy and the idiocy of their rulers to try and halt the progression of this atrocity.”
He then urged people to take steps to offer help and support in whatever ways they can.
Cumberbatch’s latest Marvel film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, will be released May 6.
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