Benedict Cumberbatch says he took parts of his cowboy costume from The Power Of The Dog movie home to work.
The actor, who plays gritty rancher Phil in Jane Campion’s dark western, admitted his behavior had been “very strange”.
He made the admission during a Variety Q&A alongside his co-stars Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Campion and members of the production team.
“I took quite a bit of (the) costume, which is a bit peculiar, and worked on it when I got back,” he said.
“I decided that I still needed to physically do something in this costume. It was very strange.
“I (also) took one of the chairs that I started making on set, copying the really good one that you see the art department made.”
Cumberbatch paid tribute to the “highly skilled” professionals on set who taught him practical skills for the film, including playing the banjo, braiding ropes and carving.
“Cutting was something I took with me, it was a really nice thing to do off set,” he said.
Admitting his own thefts on set, Dunst added: “I definitely stole some of the trimming that Benedict did too”.
“You!” exclaimed Cumberbatch, falsely outraged.
The Power Of The Dog follows the story of a shy young man, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, who forms a complicated bond with a gritty cowboy (Cumberbatch) following an initially hostile relationship.
The film has already received numerous accolades during the 2022 awards season, including at the Golden Globes awards ceremony, where it was named Best Picture Overall.
Campion received Best Director, and Smit-McPhee was named Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.
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