Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sherlock - Digital Spy: Benedict Cumberbatch Q & A

Source: Digital Spy [follow link for complete Q & A]

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DIGITAL SPY: 'Sherlock' Benedict Cumberbatch Q&A: 'I want this character to evolve'

Friday, Dec 30 2011
By Morgan Jeffery

[NOTE: Sherlock season one has an encore run in the US on PBS beginning Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 10/9C. Season two premieres in the UK returns to BBC One on January 1 at 8.10pm.]

... Q: Are you excited about tackling the most iconic stories in the Holmes canon?

Benedict Cumberbatch: "Yeah, very, very excited! There's a weight of expectation, but it's brilliant, because those are the [stories] that everyone is most familiar with. Again, there's trepidation and [you feel] a responsibility because people have a very set idea in their minds of what those stories are - what the outcome is, the relationships...

"But the scripts I've read have been fantastic. They're just brilliantly imaginative, engaging and witty. They're utterly loyal to the intention of the original, but are thoroughly fresh and perky. So any fears I had were allayed instantly...

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