Published On: Thu, Jan 23rd, 2014

Louise Brealey discusses ‘Sherlock’ season 3, Molly and Benedict Cumberbatch’s status as a sex symbol

Molly Hooper is one of the few characters on the popular BBC One series Sherlock which are not from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes tales.

Actress Louise Brealey brings Hooper to life and explains to Entertainment Weekly that the character was not intended to exist past one episode.

“Well, this is what they tell me now! I don’t think I knew that at the time. But, yes, she was just meant as a mildly comic turn, coming along and being lovestruck. Because [Sherlock cocreators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss] were quite keen not to invent anybody new. They’re both huge Conan Doyle fan boys and they just didn’t want a regular who wasn’t from canon. And then they felt that she might have more mileage in her. Molly’s wheedled her way in there! In her white coat!”

Molly is indeed out of the morgue and Brealey discusses how she’s moved on, maybe even finding luck with the opposite sex.

“I think she does a little, yeah. She’s not kept herself for Sherlock. She’s not been saving herself,” for Sherlock that is.

Brealey can’t deny the sex symbol status of star Benedict Cumberbatch and during the interview she relates the scene on set as well as the appeal the Star Trek Into Darkness star.

“He’s not your average sex symbol. Of course, he’s terribly handsome and all the rest of it. But he’s smart, and a bit odd, and I think in some respects he’s quite an interesting object of their desires.”

Check out the full interview Here

 Louise-Brealey as Molly Hooper Sherlock photo



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