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Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch ‘doing’ ‘Sherlock’ season 4, not getting tired of playing Holmes

With the US premiere of Sherlock, star Benedict Cumberbatch spoke with TCA Press Tour to talk about the much-loved adaptation of the famous character.

sherlock-3-benedict-cumberbatch-photoThe Star Trek Into Darkness star confirmed he is not getting tired of playing the character.

“I’m a long-distance runner.  No, I don’t think so.  I’m younger than any of them were or are, at the moment.  I’m fine with it.  I’m going to keep going with it.  It’s a schedule-providing thing.  They probably had a harder volume of it to do, at a time.  I play enough other mad people, as well and some sane people, to vary the palette of what’s scrabbling around in my head and soul to bring to the floor, as a storyteller.  Who knows?”

Cumberbatch has fun with the show, even keeping secrets from friends and family.

“I find it very invigorating.  One of the funny things about having my parents in it were the responses.  We kept it secret from everybody.  Not just the nation, but close family and friends.  They were more intrigued by the fact my parents were in it than how I survived, or the [Andrew] Scott near-kiss, or anything else.  They were absolutely appalled at how accurate the relationship is between Sherlock and his parents, and me and mine, shoving them out of the door like a terrible teenager embarrassed of them.  I love them to bits, but I can be quite short.  And mom does say, every now and again, that I bring my work home.  She saw me while we were filming it and she went, “Hmm, careful, darling.  Just be careful.”  It’s probably the best gauge.”

Fans have heard the rumors of one or two more seasons and Cumberbatch says he’s in.

“I’m doing it.  I’ve commissioned it.  I’m doing it, definitely.  I was very jet-lagged.  I didn’t know what I was doing.  We can do a bit of spontaneous commissioning.  It’s healthy.”

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