So, I am one of those people who remembers their dreams for a very long time. Last night I had a most detailed dream (I know many don't want to hear of other's dreams, but this one was fit to be, i think, an interesting movie, and that's the only reason why I am sharing it.) and it had Benedict Cumberbatch in it.
It was an Adventure/Fantasy genre movie, with an African, Roman, and Asian influenced environment.
A beautiful land of golden red hues, and a strong sunlit country. People of different races, and style of dress all co-lived in this place. It was like a moving, living
vision fit for an oil painting.
Two lands are at war, and there are many casualties. Our land was rich in materials, and soldiers, so there was no worry on that front. However, the king and the queen were never able to rest, because the opposing side were very crafty.
I was playing the daughter to one of the queen's royal aides, and due to my mother's close rank to the queen, I was being trained/groom to be placed as a royal aide as well. I was being trained as a "mystic", an aide with protective skills like creating fire from one's own hands, and I was like top 3 of the training aides.
Benedict was forced to be a soldier, because he was the product of my father's romantic affair with his mother. Soldiers were treated like dogs. They would be fed and cleaned, but if one went off and died somewhere in the wilderness, no one would fret much. His mother was a quiet, porcelain-skinned, long dark-haired woman. My mother was an intelligent copper-skinned, fit, woman. My mother wanted nothing to do with Benedict's character, and had enough pull to make his life difficult. Him and I only met once, when we were both young, some how he was just a little older than me. My mother seen me playing with him and forbade me to do so. We were pulled away from each other. We had somethings in common in that due to our parents life, we were forced into specific jobs from birth, and had to live up to what bars were set.
Our dad was nowhere to be seen, and the battle tatics of the warring lands were increasing. I had over heard the opposing side coming up with a plan to kill the king and queen at some public festival or ceremony. I took that information directly to the king and queen, and the queen was serious in her words. I raised my hand to gain their attention once more, and said that they could fake their deaths and let the other side think they have succeeded, and then have a sneak attack. the queen loved the idea, and employed me and some of the other female aides to go tell the soldiers of their part in the plan. She was impressed with me and gave me a higher place in her palace, and that gave me my own wing sort of speak within the palace.
Regular women weren't allowed in the caves where the soldiers spent their time, and most of the men were either soldiers or working in labor type work, so female royal aides were really the only ones who could do this job.
We had to let the highest ranking soldiers know the plan, and inform them that they must act as if everything is real. They readied their ranks as if preparing to battle, and waited.
Upon doing my job at the caves, I saw Benedict and went to him. He didn't recognize me, and I barely could see the resemblance to our dad. I greeted him as if I knew him though, and joked alittle. When he finally got it, we had a good talk. He and I walked the grounds, and I was going to tell him that he could join me in my area of the palace for I had command over who was in that area or not. I wanted for me and my brother to live a good life, and he was sort of excited to have a sister in his life. I showed him that I could create light (like a strong led flashlight) within my hands. He had become a high ranking soldier, and great fighter in his own right.
Before we could talk, another attack began against our troops. Benedict and I ran to the leaders of the army to see what exactly was happening. It turns out that the opposing side decided to add one more detail to their plan, to exact an attack at the same time they were going to kill the king and queen. something of a sandwiched attack.
The opposition had inflitrated our caves at some points on the grounds, and we ran into some. I used some of my mystic powers against their own mystic trained men, and Benedict fought gallantly...
As I said in the title, --cinematic--adventure, so with that in mind, the story ends there and it turns out we were acting in a movie together. The director shouted cut. Benedict was making both of us laugh with his intentional bloopers in our first scene together. I had enough credits to my belt that others came to the set to see me, because they were fans. One person was actually working on the score to the movie, and she was just estatic to meet me. Her and I were talking about her work in a conversation.
The director had a problem with my acting and said "it seems like you are learning your lines as you go along...that's not good" I responded with "I have the whole script memorized, even other's lines" she said "it doesn't seem like it". I became serious and offended "Why don't you say what you want to say. You're saying I can't act. Go on say that if that is what you mean," I replied. There was a slight crowd gathering, including Benedict, who were interested in what was being said. The director was then complaining that my shoes size was a horrible task to find in the boots that my character was wearing. I had had enough, and said "Ok. No one here say anything else to me right now, because the next person who does, I will snap on them," and I walked out of the warehouse, where the movie was being filmed, and a few blocks down to a small shopping center. I went into a shoe store and asked if they had boots, then asked if they had my size. My aim was to prove to this director that I was serious and that I took my work seriously. I felt sick physically, and was mad emotionally.
Benedict Cumberbatch was actually on my side and was the one who decided to ignore my warning of snapping on the next person who said anything else to me that day, and also walked outside to talk to me. He was kind and explained that I should just grin and bare it a little, that some people express themselves harshly. The movie was almost done shooting, and if someone had any trouble with my acting they would have said so way earlier. I had no intentions of quiting, anyway.
I felt really physically sick and Benedict saw this, and allowed me to use his arm as a slight crutch as we walked back to the set.
We went back in and the other actors applauded me, some thought I had walked out for good too. I went to the director and recited to her the entire ending scene of the movie, including benedict's lines, just to prove to her that i knew the whole script frontwards and back, she was still unimpressed but got over herself.
Benedict was getting on his mark for his next scene, and I was to come in later. It was a fight of some sort and some of the cilvilans and soldiers were in an audience, cheering a victory. The heads of the opposing army were being tossed into the air like beach balls in the crowd. I had to hide from the shot after I was done with my spot in the scene, and when one of the fake heads were dropped, I helped by tossing them upward, while I was out of frame.
Finally I could duck away, when the director yelled cut, and went to where the other actors were, who weren't in the current filming. There's a small tabled section where the actors could eat and chill.
Janet Jackson was also in the movie. She was sitting down, and I asked her was she ready for her fight scene tomorrow. She raised her eyebrows and said she didn't know she had one. I said that I saw it in the script and there was no revision, maybe you should ask about it just to make sure. She was avid that she didn't want to do anything like that, and looked at the script. Sure enough, she had a fight scene, and upon that she went away, determined to speak to whom she had to.
And then I awoke....not sure...how all of these details were so a cohesive thing. Everything seemed plausible and real, except for me being a well known actress, and that me and Benedict Cumberbatch could pass for half siblings. lol
So I'm Lady Silver Soul, I'm a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, and that was my dream of a cinematic adventure with Benedict Cumberbatch.
I will have articles of more serious opinions later on.
Thanks for reading you are lovely for doing so : )