After Chloe Bennet met Jimmy Kimmel — her long-standing No. 2 celebrity crush — on his talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” he came close to ousting her No. 1 celeb crush, Benedict Cumberbatch, from the top spot. But despite their adorable interview, Bennet says Cumberbatch still reigns supreme.
“I love ‘Sherlock,'” she admits. “I actually first saw him in ‘Star Trek [Into Darkness],’ and I said, ‘Who is this voice?’ And then I watched ‘Sherlock’ and then I was just done. Game over.”
At this point, Cumberbatch seems like he could be only a few year away from joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s all the rage in Hollywood right now, and Bennet quips, “He’ll come.”
It turns out Bennet has already met Cumberbatch in real life — well, sort of. She came about as close to him as she had to Kimmel before actually appearing on the latter’s talk show.
“I was dancing next to him at the Golden Globes,” Bennet says of Cumberbatch. The situation is very similar to one Bennet previously described of Kimmel, and she admits, “I like to be a creep. Yeah, I’m a bit of a weirdo. I just get very excited and then I don’t actually want to [say hi]. Because sometimes, what if they’re a letdown, you know? You have this idea of them in your mind and you don’t want to get let down.”
At least Kimmel passed her expectations. “He’s awesome. He’s great. I love him even more now,” Bennet admits. “He might have been bumped up to my No. 1 celebrity crush after [the interview].”
Bennet returns as Skye on “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” in episode 13, “TRACKS,” which airs on ABC on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.