Jesse Plemons Says Benedict Cumberbatch May Have Taken Things Too Far While Method Acting On The "Power Of The Dog" Set

Jesse Plemons Says Benedict Cumberbatch May Have Taken Things Too Far While Method Acting On The "Power Of The Dog" Set
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Jesse Plemons Says Benedict Cumberbatch May Have Taken Things Too Far While Method Acting On The "Power Of The Dog" Set

"There was one time he got under my skin."

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Benedict Cumberbatch may have taken things a step too far while method acting.


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While working on Power of the Dog, the actor stayed in character as Phil Burbank at all times — despite the fact that Phil was a really big jerk.


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And no one knows that better than Benedict's co-star Jesse Plemons, who admits that it kind of pissed him off at points.


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"It creates a mood," Jesse said while discussing the film with Variety.


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He continued, "There was one time he got under my skin. He was like, 'Hey, big boy.' It wasn't 'fatso.' I feel like a few people in life have been like, 'Hey, big boy,' and I was like, 'Goddamn it. What the fuck.'"


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Later, Jesse did let Benedict know the comment "pissed [him] off" and he apologized.


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"He was like, 'I'm so sorry.' I was like, ‘No, don’t worry. It was great,'" Jesse explained.


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Thankfully, Benedict kept to himself most of the time to avoid further insults and Jesse says the method acting "was really helpful" for the film.


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You can read all that Jesse and Benedict had to say here.

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