Bendict Cumberbatch has the love of fans all over the world, not just being a fantastic actor, but also a wonderful human being. The star has shown us yet again why fans adore him.

The actor has recently been promoting his most recent film, “Power of the Dog,” and in a conversation with Sky TV, he shared his thoughts on the problem of toxic masculinity, and addressed the “need to fix the behavior of men.”

I think in a world that’s questioning and ripping into and finally pointing out the inadequacies of the status quo and the patriarchy. It’s more important because you get this sort of rebellion aspect [from men today], this denial, this sort of childish defensive position of “not all men are bad.”

The actor also stated that the only way for progress to take place is for men “to shut up and listen.” These sentiments are perhaps even more relevant when considering Cumberbatch’s role in Power of the Dog.


The actor is portraying the character of Phil Burbank, a rancher who embodies the very traits of toxic masculinity that Cumberbatch has been criticizing. The film seeks to explore these themes and even offer a solution.

I think we’re living through an era now where survivors can speak and are having a platform to realize that there is not enough recognition of abuse.

Toxic masculinity is certainly one of the most pressing concerns that affects the world today. It is quite heartening to see stars like Cumberbatch come out to speak against it.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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