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12:52 pm - 07/29/2012

Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch Breaks His Silence on CBS' Elementary: 'I'd Be Frightened'



When word got out that Elementary – CBS’ Sherlock drama — would feature a female Watson (Lucy Liu) opposite Jonny Lee Miller’s Holmes, many of the iconic sleuth’s fans got their knickers in a knot.

However, Benedict Cumberbatch, who currently portrays the detective on PBS’ Emmy-nominated Sherlock, was not one of them. In fact, he’s remained altogether mum about the controversial gender switch… at least until now.

“If I were the [producer], I’d be frightened of the dynamic of male friendship that you’d lose,” he confesses to TVLine, “because that is obviously the bedrock of the books as well. [Now] there might be sexual tension between Joan [Watson] and Sherlock, which is [a different dynamic than you'd have] between the two men. So, that’s a new thing to explore.”

And not necessarily a bad thing to explore. Cumberbatch – who is friends with Miller and even appeared opposite him in the UK stage production of Frankenstein – believes the world is big enough for multiple interpretations of Sherlock. (And, having seen the jolly good pilot, I’m inclined to agree.) “I wish them luck, I really do,” the actor insists. “I think it will be great. It will be a different spin on it, because obviously, theirs is modern-day as well, so it needs to be different from ours, and I think the more differences, the better, to be honest.

“I don’t see why they shouldn’t co-exist with us,” he adds, “I don’t think they’ll steal our audience. I think people who are Holmes fans who think they do a good job of it will have a treat in watching ours and the films. So I wish them good luck!”

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Remember when Lucy Liu said that Joan and Sherlock would have a different chemistry and the Pressed Sherlock Fans called her homophobic?

I WONDER IF THE SAME THING WILL HAPPEN TO BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. Because here he is out and out saying that changing Watson into a woman introduces sexual tension that isn’t there when Watson is a man. (Spoiler alert: The same thing won’t happen. Because all hail the white man who makes up half of the Pressed Sherlock Fandom’s favorite queerbaiting ship.)
aclarar 29th-Jul-2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
We all pray for this!!!!
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