Irene Adler (green) → asked by iadler
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 [Holmes] and Sherlock, which is [a different dynamic than you’d have] between the two men. So, that’s a new thing to explore.”
“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!”
- Benedict Cumberbatch
Remember when Lucy Liu said that Joan and Sherlock would have a different chemistry and the Pressed Sherlock Fans called her homophobic?
HMM… 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 is half of the Pressed Sherlock Fan’s favorite queer baiting ship.)
Also, Benedict can fuck right off with his glorification of male-male friendships.
why did cucumberpatch even have to say the first part at all? fucking hell…
You … you told me once … that you weren’t a hero. Umm… There were times when I didn’t even think you were human, but let me tell you this. You were the best man, the most human … human being that I’ve ever known and no one will ever convince me that you told me a lie, and so … there. I was so alone … and I owe you so much. But please, there’s just one more thing, one more thing, one more miracle , Sherlock, for me, don’t be … dead. Would you do that just for me? Just stop it. Stop this…
For the fallen are the virtuous among us
Caring is not an advantage.
“My best friend. Sherlock Holmes. Is dead.”
Sherlock; season 2
John: You told me once that you weren’t a hero… um.. there were times I didn’t even think you were human, but, let me tell you this: you were the best man and human… human being I’ve ever known, and no-one will ever convince me that you told me a lie, that’s… uh. There.
I was so alone, and I owe you so much.
Look, please, there’s just one more thing, one more thing, one more miracle, Sherlock, for me. Don’t. Be. Dead. Would you do that, just for me, just… stop it. Stop this!
“Look at me, I’m afraid, John. Afraid. I’ve always been able to keep myself distant, divorce myself from feelings, but look you see, body’s betraying me. Interesting, yes, emotions.”
Sherlock 2x02 - The Hounds of Baskerville.