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PopWrapped | Television

Benedict Cumberbatch Heats Up Your Screen With A Dramatic Reading Of R. Kelly's "Genius"

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Updated 12/5/2013 3:11pm
Benedict Cumberbatch Heats Up Your Screen With A Dramatic Reading Of R. Kelly's
Media Courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel

Mia Johnson

Staff Writer

Hold onto your hats for this one, Cumber Collective. Cherished actor Benedict Cumberbatch made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that fans won’t forget. Just before going into his interview, Jimmy Kimmel prepared a segment where lyrics to R. Kelly’s new single “Genius” would be read by a guest. That guest reader: Benedict Cumberbatch. He appeared onstage with lights dimmed and the spotlight on him to recite blush-worthy lyrics that R. Kelly is known for writing. With his unique sexy appeal, Cumberbatch recited Kelly’s suggestive lyrics such as “I can’t wait to turn you on,” and “I’ll be good to you while making love.” The killer closer came when he wrapped the reading with a seductive wink straight into the camera saying “Go to sleep, and when we wake up, imma hit that thing again. Promise,” making the audience roar with a mixture of laughter and embarrassment. After his sultry read-along, Kimmel interviewed Cumberbatch asking him about his life as an actor so far and his upcoming movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. See Benedict as Smaug the dragon and the Necromancer in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in theaters on December 13. You can watch his over-the-top reading and interview with Kimmel below.

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