Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has taken aim at his co-star Martin Freeman recently for comments around fan obsession with the show.
Freeman, who plays assistant Dr Watson, had previously described his unhappiness with the fan attention the show generates.
When asked about a possible fifth series last month, he said people’s expectations are “not fun any more”.
“It’s a thing of: ‘You better f***ing do this, otherwise, you’re a c***.’ That’s not fun anymore.”
He added: “It’s not a thing to be enjoyed.”
But in an interview with The Telegraph, Cumberbatch said: “It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you not want to take a grip of your reality. What, because of expectations? I don’t know. I don’t necessarily agree with that … There’s a level of obsession where [the franchise] becomes [the fans’] even though we’re the ones making it. But I just don’t feel affected by that in the same way, I have to say.”
Whilst there are no plans for a fifth season, co-creator Steven Moffat has said, “We all love our show. And we’d love to come back and do a future show some day. We’re not doing it right now. I have done nothing but Doctor Who and Sherlock for around 10 years, so I’ve got to be allowed to do something else.”
He added: “Benedict is very keen to play it again. At some point, it’ll come back.”
Source: The Mirror