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Roberts joins Cumberbatch fan club

Julia Roberts was charmed by August: Osage County co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Oscar-winning actress shares the screen with Benedict in the John Wells-directed drama August: Osage County and she admits he won her over.

She's even dubbed herself one of his "Cumberb***hes", a term often used by his legions of admirers.

"He's incredibly charming, I can understand why so many women are Cumberb***hes," she told UK newspaper The Sun.

"He's wonderful and talented. I'm a fan," she gushed.

The pair play half-siblings in the new Oscar favourite, about the women of a dysfunctional family who return to their native Oklahoma to deal with a crisis.

Julia has been overflowing with compliments for her co-stars in the film, recently heaping praise on Meryl Streep.

The 46-year-old actress, who plays the daughter of Meryl's character, told Extra in November she was constantly awestruck by the acting legend and had never worked so hard on a movie.

"I would start the morning with a pinch and then you have to put all that aside. It was such a heavy workload that you don't have time to be like, 'Wow, look what I'm doing... look who I'm with!'" Julia exclaimed.

"You get home and you think, 'Oh my god, that was exhausting! Okay, I have to be at Meryl's in 15 minutes to start rehearsing for tomorrow.' You know, it was relentless in the best way."

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