Published On: Mon, Jan 27th, 2014

Amanda Abbington discusses ‘Sherlock’ season 3 wedding with Martin Freeman

The wedding in the new episode of Sherlock on PBS’ “Masterpiece Mystery” may have given Amanda Abbington pause and some reflection on her own relationship.

Sherlock season 3 Amanda Abbington Martin FreemanAbbington plays Mary Morstan, the fiancee of John Watson (Martin Freeman), best friend and partner-in-crime-investigation to a 21st century version of Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch).

“‘Well, we’ve done this now, haven’t we? We’re doing this now. We’re having a party; I’m in a wedding dress; I’ve got a ring on; I just need to change my name by deed poll, and that’s it,” Abbington says to Zap2it.

Abbington and co-star Freeman have been together for nearly 14 years and have two children, eight-year-old Joe and five-and-a-half-year-old Grace.

“Maybe one day we will. It sometimes does [come up], ‘Should we do it? I think we will, eventually. Our children are saying now, ‘Mummy, you should get married.’ They know we’re not. Especially my son, who’s going, ‘Please, Mama, please be married.’ Maybe we’ll do it in Italy.”

The Mr Selfridge star confesse they do discuss, well…think about it. 

“We did think about it, in Sorrento, because that’s where we go as a family. Maybe we’ll go and do it just with the children. I think that’s where I’m going to go and retire. I can see myself sitting in an old olive grove with some wine.”

Freeman’s Watson struggles in the beginning as Mary likes Sherlock, making it hard to be angry with him. 

“He had to deal with that,” says Abbington, “‘Oh, God, my girlfriend really likes him. I’ve got to do something about it.’ But I like that she pushes them together and gets them both to see a bit of sense. I like that.

“They love each other. They do genuinely love each other, and it was a terrible thing that Sherlock did. That’s because he’s a sociopath, and she understands that. I’ve said this, I think they’re all pretty screwed up.”

 Check out the full interview HERE


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