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Benedict Cumberbatch Recites R. Kelly Lyrics

Benedict Cumberbatch Recites R. Kelly Lyrics

If you’re wondering what that sound was last night, it was our nation’s most easily wooed hitting the floor after a collective lust blackout. Benedict Cumberbatch, noted British person and sexy dragon in the forthcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, visited Jimmy Kimmel Live and graced us with a dramatic reading of the actual lyrics from R. Kelly’s song, “Genius,” off the album Black Panties. Those BAFTA nominations were well-earned: Cumberbatch lends a subtle gravity and smoldering sensuousness to a lyrical recitation that consists of multiple interludes of “La la la la,” and gives us a sound bite of Sherlock reminding us, “I’ma hit that thing again.”

What do you think? What else would you like to hear Cumberbatch grace with his mellifluous tones?

Comments

  1. Marsi says:

    @Kate, Actually, Benedict reads for the 2006 audio version of Casanova.
    It is delicious.

  2. A dude says:

    @ Cal..I think you just did..no need to change for just one day bro.

  3. Stef says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been laughing so much and so turned on at the same time!

  4. -Di. says:

    #swoon I think I’m in love!!!

  5. Cal says:

    My ‘if I went gay for a day’ dude.

  6. Hardly rudo says:

    Serious Man crush action. He could recite anything

  7. Marie says:

    I can’t imagine how lyrics like that would turn anyone on, even with BC. But that was awesomely hilarious.

  8. ThisGuyRightHere says:

    And there wasn’t a dry panty in the house…

    :-)

  9. Kate says:

    OMG. I couldn’t even listen to it clear through the fist few times without freaking out and pausing it!

    I’m a writer, and I’ve been stranded in the middle of an erotic scene… If I can’t finish it now, it’s because my brain and my overies melted and leaked out. Because all I can hear in my head is his voice reading those lyrics…!

    Someone should offer him a gig with audiobooks –like, historical romances or something– because every copy would fly off the shelves!

  10. GoodJeff says:

    This bit was funnier the first time when it was done on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

  11. Caleb says:

    Well great. Now anytime I hear the voice of Smaug, this is what I’m going to think of.

  12. Rob says:

    Think I might be gay now. Thanks a lot.

  13. Taleya says:

    That wasn’t the sound of our “nation’s most easily wooed hitting the floor” but rather our panties hitting the floor! Truth. I was there, and it was a collective group spontaneously ovulating.

  14. Dan Casey says:

    @Megan, please consult a physician at your earliest convenience.

  15. Megan says:

    yum. my ovaries just skipped a beat.

  16. Brian Ballance says:

    He should be on the podcast!

  17. Valerie says:

    It doesn’t matter what he reads, I could listen to him recite the alphabet for hours and never tire of that voice.

  18. Paula says:

    Well this just made my Friday.

  19. Stephanie says:

    He could read the phonebook and I would still listen.