BENEDICT Cumberbatch’s mother last night praised her son’s Hamlet saying it was ‘a million times better than that shit he did in Star Trek’.
Mrs Cumberbatch said his performance as Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness was ‘over-the-top balls’.
She added: “I phoned him as soon as I came out of the cinema and I was like, ‘Seriously? Is that what the acting lessons were for?’.
“I told him that he better do Hamlet in the West End and it had better be shit-hot.
“He didn’t let me down because he’s a good boy. Even though the rest of the production is piss.”
Mr Cumberbatch said her son was quite good as Alan Turing, but his Sherlock Holmes is ‘only okay’, adding: “It’s all a bit mannered, isn’t it?”