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Published On: Tue, Jan 7th, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch discusses wearing iconic clothes for ‘Sherlock’ season 3, he’s ‘regressed’

In an entertaining interview with creator Steven Moffat, posted by the Radio Times, Benedict Cumberbatch opens up about his character Sherlock Holmes.

Moffat asks about wearing the iconic clothing, transforming the Star Trek Into Darkness villain into Holmes.

“Sometimes when I put it on, it feels like fancysherlock-3-benedict-cumberbatch-photo dress. Obviously when in character, you don’t contemplate that. I’ve got a resistance to repeating success, so an element of me wanted to develop the hair, the coat, and there’s no reason why we can’t. There might be a reason that we have to, because the Belstaff coat is no longer in existence. [The manufacturer, Belstaff, has discontinued it.] But yes, it’s become iconic. Actually, I’m disparaging of the coat. I call it the carpet, especially when you write Christmas scenes for us to film in August. I’m resigned to the fact that it completely works. It was a brilliant combination of Ray [Holman, costume designer] on the pilot and Sarah [Arthur, costume designer] on the series, and you, and myself.”

There’s been a long gap since season 2 and his “death,” so where does Cumberbatch see the titular character.

“I think he’s regressed, which is a shame in a way as it would have been lovely to have evolved him into somebody who was perversely different for a little bit. I think without Watson the stabilisers have come off the bike a little bit, or they’ve been put back on, I don’t quite know. He’s not in tune with London, he’s not in tune with his natural habitat and he’s nowhere near in tune with what it is to be a human being in society.

Although he’s been through a s**tload, as we discover. In his own way it’s cost him. It’s all about how Watson responds to this man coming back. Spare a thought for Sherlock. He’s had his challenges and had to confront them on his own. He’s coming back to, not a changed London, but his London is very changed. An empty flat, an engaged best friend, and not knowing how to engage with that is heartbreaking. It should be. It should be funny, but it should also be upsetting, hopefully. I hope to God it’s not too cute and that I got it right. I’m more nervous about that than anything else, about the gradations of him introducing himself back to Watson.”

Check out the full interview HERE

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