Benedict Cumberbatch’s One Good Habit Changed His Hollywood Career, Even Oprah Winfrey and Dakota Johnson Would Agree With the Doctor Strange Star

Benedict Cumberbatch cannot help but praise how much meditation has helped him in his life

Benedict Cumberbatch's One Good Habit Changed His Hollywood Career, Even Oprah Winfrey and Dakota Johnson Would Agree With the Doctor Strange Star


  • Benedict Cumberbatch shares he used to teach Tibetian kids in an Indian monastery.
  • There he realized the pros of meditation and how it changed his life.
  • Dakota Johnson and Oprah too live by the words of meditation and have had life-changing experiences
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Benedict Cumberbatch praised meditation as one of his most life-changing habits. The Doctor Strange fame believes that meditation has helped him a lot in his career and life. Meditation is considered one of the best and most healthy practices. Many popular celebrities have acknowledged how meditation has played an important role in their career.

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Benedict Cumberbatch

If the Sherlock lead is to be believed, then meditation is one of the reasons why he rose to such prominence in his career. Benedict Cumberbatch is presently one of the most renowned actors in the industry. He has been a part of several renowned projects and has also garnered a wide fan following.


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How did meditation change Benedict Cumberbatch’s life?

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Before the release of Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, when Benedict Cumberbatch spoke to Reader’s Digest, he shared several tidbits about his life. The 47-year-old actor stated that he used to teach English to Tibetan monks in an Indian Monastery before making it big in Hollywood.


According to Cumberbatch, it was during his time in the Indian Monastery that he used to meditate a lot. When the Imitation Game actor was asked if meditation helped him be better in his art, he replied that it changed his life.

“Yes, but not only that. It has helped me become a better person. It has shown me how to better be in the here and now; how to completely immerse myself in my body so I’m not distracted by the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or controlled by my own thoughts.”

Benedict Cumberbatch also shared that he has found peace in life and has left behind his days of adrenaline rush. Earlier he loved to do sports like sky-diving, deep-sea diving, or motorcycle riding which gave him a rush but lately, he is more of a family man. He also added that meditation helps him to focus more on his roles which has been very useful in his career.


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Meditation has also helped other major names in Hollywood

There are uncountable celebrities who have acknowledged meditation as an important part of their lives. Besides Benedict Cumberbatch, Oprah Winfrey and Dakota Johnson have also been vocal about the pros of meditation in their highly successful careers.

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Dakota Johnson and Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey believes that meditation brings in energy and it is extremely important to meditate regularly. While speaking in her Super Soul Conversations, Winfrey had the same thoughts as Benedict Cumberbatch and praised meditation as one of the “most life-enhancing things”. 

On the other hand, Dakota Johnson has also added how meditation has also helped her to maintain her mental health. The Fifty Shades of Grey actress believes that these small things make a huge difference in life. Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and many others have also publicly praised meditation as a beautiful and healthy practice.


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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 900 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.