“They’ve made it out of Ukraine. I’m monitoring their progress every day. Sadly, they are undergoing some medical treatment. To say anything more about that would be invasion of their privacy, and too much about when they’re coming and how that’s being managed would invade mine,” the actor, best known for playing Doctor Strange, told Sky News in London.
Speaking about why he’s offering his home, the actor told the outlet, “I want to give them some stability after the turmoil that they’ve experienced and that’s within my home.”
He went on to say that he is working with the non-profit Refugees at Home to help also those fleeing the country in search of family members in the UK.
“I’ve been trying to help other Ukrainian families — nationals that are U.K. citizens — to house their extended families en masse, which you know they want to do, but it’s very costly. So, I’ve been trying to help out with that financially in a couple of instances,” he said.
For those unversed, Russia invaded Ukraine on February 22 and since then, over one million people have fled the war-torn country, including several unaccompanied children.
While speaking to the press at the British Academy Film Awards last month, Cumberbatch had urged his Hollywood peers to get involved and requested UK politicians to create refugee facility.
“We need to push our politicians to continue to create some kind of a refugee … haven here for people that are suffering,” Cumberbatch had said.
“Everyone needs to do as much as they can. I think already today the news has broke that there’s been a record number of people volunteering to take people into their homes. I hope to be part of that myself.”