Cumberbatch says he hasn't heard of the Star Wars character who sort of looks like him, prompting fans to want him cast in the role. When told by Collider that the character has blue skin, Cumberbatch responded: "That’s a straight no from me, right now. There’s no way I want to be turned blue. I turned the air blue, very recently. No no, seriously, I have precious time with my children and I think sitting in a makeup chair and being painted blue, and the amount of time it would take to do that and then take it off at the end of the day might just… it’s not the right time in my life for that."