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Published On: Tue, Jan 24th, 2017

Louise Brealey discusses Molly in ‘Sherlock’ season 4, apologizes for her response to fan outrage

Sherlock actress Louise Brealey has apologized for getting “a bit s***ty” following abuse from online trolls and fans alike about the season 4 series finale.

In “The Final Problem” Brealey’s Molly was coerced into confessing to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes that she loved him so his crazy sister, Eurus, won’t blow up her house. It was tense and not as silly as it sounds — fans were not happy.

“Loving someone after years is not reductive, retrograde, anti-feminist or weak,” Brealey said. “Fight the patriarchy, not me, and read some f**king Chekhov.”

The actress seemed to be a little regretful over the whole thing, and has since turned to Twitter to set things straight.

“Every day, as Sherlock rolls out across the world, I get a new wave of beautiful messages about the scene with [Benedict Cumberbatch] in the last episode,” she said.

“I’ve never had a response like it and I can’t quite believe it…”

“I had been feeling a bit shy about the fact that Molly wasn’t in it much this season, so it’s extra wonderful to feel your connection to her and hear that scene moved you – I STILL HAVEN’T SEEN IT!

“My head’ll soon be too big to get on the plane! Thank you so much.

The actress went on to apologize for her outburst, saying she was simply being “defensive” about her much-loved character.

“Sorry I got a bit s***ty about a very tiny proportion of insults, I got a bit defensive of Molly. Daft really, I know. But it’s been an unusual job.”

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