[TV] Benedict Cumberbatch Says He Will Stay With Sherlock As Long As It's Challenging
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.07.2014
And being loyal to the original stories...
In an interview with USA Today, Benedict Cumberbatch said that he will remain with BBC's Sherlock as long as it is challenging to him. Here are highlights:
On how long he'll keep doing Sherlock: "I'll keep doing it as long as that's the case, as long as I feel he's developing and there's stuff we're all being challenged by and that it's being loyal to the original stories as well."
On Martin Freeman: "[He] raised my game. That's all important when you're doing a piece that's about a relationship as well as this particularly brilliant mind He's got good taste in clothes and music, which helps. He's got good hygiene. That always helps. He can be quite grumpy, which doesn't always help. I can be quite grumpy, which always helps."
On needing backstory for his version of the character: "It will just be hollow gestures and running around speaking very fast — which, while some of our harshest critics have said that's what I do, I beg to differ, especially after ... this season. They can see there's some acting going on, some craft going on. That's important to me. You can't just be brilliant in a vacuum. ... It would be like, 'Wow! This guy is really on it,' but then you'd want to know something about him."