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?