Benedict Cumberbatch Says U.S. Offers Black Actors More Opportunities

January 26, 2015 8:00 PM

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Despite this, Benedict Cumberbatch, who's been widely lauded for his portrayal of British computer scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, still thinks the United States is ahead of the United Kingdom when it comes to job opportunities for black actors and actresses.

"I think as far as colored actors go it gets really different in the U.K., and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here [in the U.S.] than in the U.K., and that's something that needs to change," the star, 38, said on the Tavis Smiley PBS talk show., in response to a question Smiley aske...

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