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Published On: Sat, Dec 14th, 2013

Amanda Abbington discusses ‘Sherlock’ season 3, Mary won’t come between the characters

Amanda Abbington says that her character on Sherlock will not “come between” the show’s two leads.

sherlock-season-3 photo“Mary doesn’t come between them in a negative way – she doesn’t destroy their relationship,” the actress told Metro. “A lot of Sherlock Holmes fans don’t like Mary in the books but she’s an interesting character to play – she’s very feisty.”

Joining the two stars: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (her partner in real life) may seem like a tremendous hurdle to overcome.

“It was daunting [to join the series] because Martin and Benedict do have such amazing chemistry, and there’s such a thing about those two on the internet – fans who are obsessed with the idea of those two being together.”

Some fans have attacked Abbington, saying she only landed the role because of her relationship to Freeman.

“I’ve already had the nepotism label thrown at me, big time,” she said. “It started on Twitter right away – it was, ‘OMG, she’s awful’ – I know I’m not going to be to everybody’s taste but hopefully some people will think I’m good.”

Sherlock’s new season will launch on January 1 at 9pm on BBC One and January 19, 2014 in the US.

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Correction: Abbington and Freeman were noted as married, but they are not – BBJ, The Dispatch

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  1. Mei says:

    They aren’t married.

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