Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2013

Amanda Abbington on Mary in ‘Sherlock’ season 3, ‘People are going to hate me’

Fans had all but confirmed that actress Amanda Abbington will play Mary Morstan in the long-awaited third season of Sherlock.

sherlock season 3 set photo Martin Freeman Benedict Cumberbatch smilingJohn Watson’s wife to be played by actor Martin Freeman‘s real-life partner Abbington, with whom he’s collaborated multiple times, spoke to The Scotsman revealed early thoughts on her joining Sherlock.

“We were at [writer/co-showrunner] Mark Gatiss’s house when [season two, episode two] The Hounds Of Baskerville first came on the telly. Afterwards they went into the kitchen and were sitting talking about the next series. I went in and sat with them. It had been mooted that I would be in it, might have a little part in it. They were talking about who might play Mary and I was like, ‘So, who are you thinking of?’ and they said ‘You’… I got very emotional because it just seemed so amazing, just such a gift.”

The Mr Selfridge actress is well aware of the tension Mary brings to the duo.

“When I was at the read-through, I remember watching [Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch], and the chemistry between them is just amazing. They do have this beautiful relationship, so getting in between that – which is what Mary does, she becomes this kind of third wheel – was scary. Also, the fans love these two together, so I’m sure Mary won’t be particularly liked by them, but I hope that on the whole people really like her, because she’s a great character and she has some fantastic secrets.”

So we will see if she’s right about fans as Abbington began saying – “People are going to hate me.”

Check out the full interview here

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