Benedict Cumberbatch Is the Latest Actor Distracted by Technology

Ring tones, red lights and texts are distracting enough to make some of the world's best actors go off script.
1:14 | 08/11/15

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behaving badly, the famous actor who went off script with good reason. David Wright from London. Reporter: The most noteworthy actor of his generation is now taking on hamlet. Backstage, Benedict Cumberbatch gave an impassioned soliloquy. I can see cameras, red lights in the auditorium. It may not have been any of you here that did that. Reporter: To film or not the film. That's the question for the audience he's attracting, the youtube generation. It's mortifying. There's nothing less supportive or enjoying than an actor being on stage experiencing that. Reporter: Perhaps the photo bombing actor doth protest too much. Then again in Sweden a stray ring tone recently shut down an entire orchestra. On Broadway, Hugh Jackman kept in character when an unsilenced ring tone interrupted his scene. Come on, turn it off. Reporter: Tonight the theatre is taking a hard line because as hamlet would say, the play is the thing. Thank you for watching. I'm David Muir. Hope to see you right back here tomorrow. Good night.

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