Standing outside a location trailer is Martin Freeman. He is notably not wearing the safety helmets that are mandatory for everyone else on set, and is in the middle of explaining to one of the Sherlock runners - who is wearing her safety helmet - just why this is.
“I’m a big fish, you see, love,” he says, sipping his tea. “I’m… Johnny Big Bollocks. And you’re… you’re… what’s that stuff whales eat? Krill. You’re krill. Location krill. Krill wears a helmet.
Caitlin Moran, The Times Magazine.
He’s sweet and generous in an almost childlike way. He’s very easy to screw over. I could take advantage of him playing cards. Actually, I MUST take advantage of him playing cards.
Martin Freeman on Benedict Cumberbatch, from Caitlin Moran’s feature in the Times Magazine 24-12-11 (via ihavecake)
This season of Sherlock has been scheduled around Freeman’s Watson. Having committed to a second series of Sherlock, Freeman was then offered the role of Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s forthcoming, multimillion-dollar, two-film version of The Hobbit. A man of honour, Freeman had to – agonisingly – turn down The Hobbit, only for Jackson to declare that Freeman was the only man for the job and shift the entire, gigantic production schedule around him.
Caitlin Moran - My Love Affair with Sherlock
Text of the Caitlin Moran article from tomorrow’s Times (it’s gone up rather early).
Do buy a copy of the Times as Benedict is on the front cover of the magazine and it’s an incredibly long article and it will probably have different photos inside!
An absolute must buy for any Sherlock fan!
Squicking, ladies and gentlemen, is SKULL FUCKING.
Fact: Martin Freeman is perfection.
Also Caitlin Moran should just sell the uncensored interviews. Would definitely be more profitable than the print version.
I don’t want to be racist against ITV1, but you know what a bag of b******* they would have made of a Sherlock Holmes reboot in 2010: Robson Green as Holmes; Christine Bleakley as Watson; Pixie Lott as “dead prostitute”; and the Go Compare advert every 13 minutes — as unwelcome as finding flyers for a local doubleglazing firm wedged into your copy of Animal Farm.