Fame is a weird one. You need to distance yourself from it. People see a value in you that you don’t see yourself. So when I’m told of my sex-symbol status and all that nonsense I find it laughable, silly. I mean, look. I’m 36 and I’ve been looking at this same old mush all my life.
Benedict, for Christ’s sake, you are not ugly. Far from it, really. You are charming, humble, talented, and a bit broody, but a damned good person. You are a human being, and you are beautiful, inside and out. There are thousands of us who would travel across the world in a second just to sit down for a cup of coffee with you. This fandom holds you in a high respect because of these things, loves you for these things, and we will continue to value you as you go through your life and career always hoping that eventually you come to love yourself as we have come to love you.