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Rachel McAdams: 'Benedict Cumberbatch is a real life Doctor Strange'

Rachel Mcadams is convinced Benedict Cumberbatch is more like Doctor Strange than he knows.

The two star alongside each other in Marvel's latest big screen adventure, with Benedict taking on the title role and Rachel playing his love interest, Christine Palmer. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen co-star.


It's Benedict's first time in a comic book movie, and he sandwiched the role in between stage commitments in London and his mega successful TV miniseries Sherlock.


"He came off Hamlet, I was watching him in Hamlet two days before we started shooting," Rachel marvelled, according to heyuguys.com. "It's one of the hardest roles on the planet, and then he was learning his Sherlock lines coming to the end of Doctor Strange, which is crazy heavy dialogue.


"I don't know, I feel like he's channeled something that Doctor Strange is channeling by the end, where he's tapped into something, some kind of force within him that keeps him going and he's got a fire in his belly. I'm just loving watching his whole career unfold."


Doctor Strange opened in the U.K. this week (25Oct16), and Rachel admits she's enjoying being out and about promoting her latest project.


She's also over the moon that audiences have taken to Benedict as Stephen Strange, a former neurosurgeon who embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.


"I'm so glad people are loving Benedict's performance, I'm so happy for him," she smiled. "It's not easy to take on a beloved character like that, that everyone has their own opinions about and I just think he knocked it out the park."