Published On: Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014

‘Sherlock’ season 3 prompts Benedict Cumberbatch confessions of ‘critical analysis’ and the fans

While promoting the US premiere of Sherlock season 3, Benedict Cumberbatch spoke with TCA Press Tour to talk about the show, revealing his moments of critical analysis and his response to the fan reaction.

Benedict Cumberbatch Martin Freeman Sherlock photoThe Fifth Estate star confirmed he has had a moment or two of Sherlock taking over.

“There were words flying all over your head right now.  I do, every now and again.  On the first series, when I was going to and from London on the train, I got very interested by smudges on people’s lapels, and indents where rings should be, and scuff marks and bits of mud on shoes.  I knew f*** all about what that meant, but I thought, “Well, there’s a clue.”  You get hypersensitive to detail, and you do get tuned into it.  But, that takes a lifetime of work and a whole lifetime of eschewing other pleasures, such as being a sociable human being, which I’m far too seduced by to eschew.”

The incredible popularity of the show has surprised everyone and Cumberbatch speaks to the obsessive fan base.

“It’s extraordinary.  I think a lot of it comes with who he is, obviously.  He’s a very iconic figure.  It’s extraordinary and a little bit unnerving.  It’s not an onerous sense of responsibility, but I do feel that that has to be acknowledged.  At the same time, I’m a human being.  As much as I’m capable, I’ve got to acknowledge, with gratitude, the fact that they are so supportive, loyal, intelligent, some of them normal, and committed to something that I really love doing and a character that I like playing, and other characters, as well.  It means a lot to me.  It means a hell of a lot to me.  One of the biggest thrills I had, when the first season launched, was to look at the book sales shoot up.  That makes me very, very happy.  Books are good.  We wouldn’t be here without them.”

Cumberbatch confirmed he’s ready for another season or two of Sherlock, more HERE

Check out the Sherlock stories on The Global Dispatch HERE

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