Just last month, Martin Freeman, who plays Dr. John Watson on BBC’s Sherlock, blamed fans and their high expectations for ruining the experience of making the show for him, saying:
“Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing. People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun anymore. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of: ‘You better fucking do this, otherwise you’re a c—.’ That’s not fun anymore.”
Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the titular Sherlock Holmes, seemed to almost fire back at Freeman when talking to The Telegraph:
“It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you not want to take grip of your reality. What, because of expectations? I don’t know. I don’t necessarily agree with that.”
Cumberbatch didn’t completely throw Freeman under the bus, just in case they crossover in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or make another season of Sherlock, adding:
“There’s a level of obsession where [the franchise] becomes theirs even though we’re the ones making it. But I just don’t feel affected by that in the same way, I have to say.”
I am certainly hoping for more seasons of Sherlock, or a Dr. Strange/Everett K. Ross crossover film. So, let’s hope Watson doesn’t take Sherlock’s deductions too hard.
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SOURCE: The Telegraph