The Fifth Estate: Exclusive Benedict Cumberbatch Interview

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch shares his theories about Julian Assange and those Star Wars: Episode VII rumors.

Fred Topelby Fred Topel

The Fifth Estate was an opening night gala at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. It has a high pedigree for the prestigious festival, directed by Bill Condon and starring prolific and acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbath. It also tackles a recent historical phenomenon, the Wikileaks website exposing political secrets. Cumberbatch plays Wikileaks front man Julian Assange, who has spoken out against the movie in the weeks leading up to its release. In a video interview, we spoke with Cumberbatch about his newfound fame (he had three films at TIFF), the character of Assange, and those rumors he’s up for a part in Star Wars: Episode VII

Watch CraveOnline's exclusive video interview with The Fifth Estate director Bill Condon.

Fred Topel is a staff writer at CraveOnline and the man behind Best Episode Ever and Shelf Space Weekly. Follow him on Twitter at @FredTopel.