Benedict_CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch spent a morning on the Star Trek set with cream smeared on his face after falling for a prank by his co-star Simon Pegg.

Simon Pegg told the daily Mirror “I’m the biggest prankster. I convinced Benedict Cumberbatch that he had to wear special cream when we worked in this facility on the movie otherwise he’d get radiation poisoning. He, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana put it on.”

Simon-Pegg-Star-Trek“Me and Chris Pine played this joke on virtually the whole cast. It was called Neutron Cream and the whole crew was in on it. We had little pots of it made. Benedict did an entire morning shoot with dots (of cream) all over his face, which was a joy.”