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Jesse Plemons Was "Pissed Off" By A Comment Benedict Cumberbatch Made Method Acting And It's Totally Understandable

“There was one time he got under my skin.”

Benedict Cumberbatch may have taken things a step too far while method acting.

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While working on The Power of the Dog, the actor stayed in character as Phil Burbank at all times — despite the fact that Phil was a really big jerk.

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And no one knows that better than Benedict’s co-star Jesse Plemons, who admits that it kind of pissed him off at points.

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“It creates a mood,” Jesse said while discussing the film with Variety.

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He continued, “There was one time he got under my skin. He was like, ‘Hey, big boy.’ It wasn’t ‘fatso.’ I feel like a few people in life have been like, ‘Hey, big boy,’ and I was like, ‘Goddamn it. What the fuck.'”

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Later, Jesse did let Benedict know the comment “pissed [him] off,” and he apologized.

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“He was like, ‘I’m so sorry.’ I was like, ‘No, don’t worry. It was great,'” Jesse explained.

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Thankfully, Benedict kept to himself most of the time to avoid further insults, and Jesse says the method acting “was really helpful” for the film.

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You can read all that Jesse and Benedict had to say here.