Andrew Scott on the Sherlock series 3 set
Here is the official announcement of what you all already know.
Might we point you towards our interview with her last April…
- Kristina: They asked us and asked if we could ask you, what does Sherlock as a show actually mean to you?
- Amanda: I was never a huge follower or fan of Sherlock Holmes. I really wasn’t. It wasn’t in my canon of literature. I don’t really know why. Maybe I associated it with Woolsey. It was never very accessible to me when I was growing up. I’m reading it now. At the moment I’m reading The Sign of Four.
- Kristina: Mary Morstan?
- Amanda: Yeah! But I wouldn’t have done had I not been involved in the show. Which is good, it’s great, it’s opened me up to his work.
- Kristina: Are you enjoying the stories?
- Amanda: They’re great. They’re really good. They really drag you in. It’s very interesting and very engaging. It zips along. I’ve got to have something that zips along… I can’t if it’s slow and meandering. I have to finish a book as well. Once I start a book I have to finish it. Even if it’s really shit. It becomes a battle for me. I’m gonna do it! The Doyle stuff is quite easy to get through, which is a testament to good writing.…
- Ardy: There was one that we were talking about earlier, and that is because you were saying that you started reading the stories and things. Is there, apart from the main characters, a favorite female character that you have, or someone that, if you were given the chance on the show, that you would like to play?
- Amanda: [Laughs]
- Kristina & Ardy: Hypothetically!
- Ardy: Who’s your favorite?
- Amanda: My favorite character is Irene, and I think Lara did it beautifully. She was a perfect Irene Adler. She was a real wonderful foil for Sherlock. She actually looked similar to him, which I loved.
- Kristina: Yes, they were sort of like looking in a mirror, male and female.
- Amanda: She played it perfectly, which was just wonderful. Who I’d like to play? … Mary would be nice…but, you know, I don’t know what will be next. It would be lovely to play any part in Sherlock. I’d love to be a part of Sherlock. It’s brilliant, but I’m working quite a lot—I’m doing a costume drama and then doing Case Histories again, and then hopefully another sitcom for Hartswood.
- Kristina: Is that the pilot that you’re doing?
- Amanda: Yeah. But it would be great to be in it. I’d love to. Mary’s a great character.
- Baker Street Babes: Yeah she is
- Amanda: I was reading about her and she’s beautiful, and she does die.
- Kristina: Good old TB.
- Amanda: Yeah, it’s a fantastic character. But I don’t know what they’re going to do with that.
- Ardy: It was a hypothetical question.
- Kristina: Completely hypothetical. We were asking the other Babes on this email chain that we have for any questions, and one of them was like, “Who do you want to play?” and everyone was like, “Should play Mary! Should play Mary!” I’m like, why would you do that? That would be heartbreaking to the extreme because she dies!
- Amanda: Yeah! That would be great to play, wouldn’t it? I’d love that, to play that. Yes, we shall see.
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yeah i definitely think sherlock would just walk around naked because he’s just too lazy to get dressed and john’s like jesus christ hide your shame but sherlock has none and he sees no problem with it because he doesn’t sexualize it in anyway and he’s like are you afraid of anatomy john what’s the deal and eventually john is just totally numb to the sight of sherlock’s naked body and he’s just like whatever you lazy piece of shit
just holding jim over the edge wasn’t enough for sherlock, because jim didn’t react enough. jim’s face barely registers surprise, and it doesn’t register fear. if anything, you could call it amusement. satisfaction. and so he’s dangling this infuriating little motherfucker from the roof, and he shakes him. do you understand me, jim. i will do this. why won’t you fucking show me an emotion. are you even human in there somewhere. why don’t you care if i kill you. why won’t you struggle against me. he tells him, “you’re insane.” and he’s actually surprised by this - he’s angered by it - he exposes that part of him had believed, hoped, jim to be a more sane person. a more reasonable person.
a person who didn’t want to die. a person who could be reached.
he’s only half-wrong.
damn, I was rooting for The Empty Horse.
I need to talk about this moment.
Sherlock is terrified of Moriarty. Legitimately terrified of him. So terrified that Moriarty is literally the monster under Sherlock’s bed and the thing that keeps Sherlock up at night.
In The Great Game, Sherlock wanted to meet Moriarty. He reveled in the game, loved the chase, and saw Moriarty as the one man who could actually challenge him. He invited Moriarty to the pool just so he could finally meet his nemesis.
And then Moriarty got John. He took him, strapped Semtex to his chest, and threatened to burn Sherlock’s heart away. And now Sherlock fears Moriarty more than anything else. More than the Hound, more than his own brain lying to him, he is afraid of Moriarty.
It’s no longer a game, it’s real.
I’ve been waiting for these gifs and for someone to say this forever. I was blown away by this scene when I realised how afraid of Moriarty Sherlock is.
I just- I need a minute.