Money, Dear Boy: His quotes about replacing Colin Firth in Paddington in The Daily Mail saying that he has "no relationship to Paddington whatsoever" and attended the audition "begrudgingly" probably points to this trope as a reason why he signed on. It's weird as he's been Doing It for the Art for a while now.
Subverted to an extent, as that same interview revealed Whishaw's attiude turned into a case of So My Kids Can Watch since he has a 18 month old niece, and his intial apphrension was due to previous bad experiences doing voice over work. Once he started working he quite enjoyed himself.
Romance on the Set: With now-husband Mark Bradshaw. The pair met during the filming of Bright Star when Ben was playing poet John Keats, known for his highly romantic works, and Mark was writing the swooningly beautiful musical score for same. Cue dreamy sigh.