Benedict Cumberbatch: Ellen Made Me Photobomb U2
Actor passes the buck to Oscars host over his tipsy antics...
The 12 Years A Slave star has told Time Out that the chat show host - who was presenting the prestigious movie awards - had been encouraging guests to down vodka.
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"Yes, I photobombed U2! But that was all Ellen DeGeneres's fault because she plied everyone with vodka on the red carpet," he alleged.
"Her team was handing out these miniatures. A friend really wanted me to get a photo with U2. So I just saw the opportunity and I've never felt an impulse like it.
"I spotted them all standing around and I thought, 'Perfect!' It wasn't preordained or anything. I just did it."
And he admitted having a marvellous time at the awards.
"Oh god, I had a ridiculously good time.
"I was a little nervous, but then I got there and, like everything on screen, it was smaller than you expect it to be. I felt like I crashed the party a bit."
The perfectly captured snap of Cumberbatch leaping into the air behind U2 went viral after the show.