Benedict Cumberbatch Says: “Sherlock Holmes Fell For Irene Adler”
Benedict Cumberbatch who stars in BBC’s series Sherlock as the iconic character, Sherlock, reveals that his character fell in love with Irene Adler in ‘A Scandal In Belgravia’.
In the first episode of the second series of Sherlock, Cumberbatch’s detective matched wits against the iconic character, Irene Adler played by Lara Pulver, who was reimagined as a seductress for the updated show.
The British actor spoke to Deadline about the challenges of shooting the episode and also confirmed that Sherlock was charmed by Irene and ultimately fell for her over the course of the installment. He said:
“Well, he’s supposedly an asexual, emotionless machine, and has cut off feelings of attraction or sensory enjoyment or interest in the female form other than to gain information. So it was [about] how to get the audience to believe that you could possibly be in a position that was vulnerable– ho could he possibly be feeling something for this woman? But the thing about [Irene] that is very obvious when you read [the 1891 short story of Arthur Conan Doyle] is Sherlock definitely does fall for her and he does lose his cool. He’s no longer the logical machine. He fell for her charms. And so it was a balancing act, but it was so deftly written [by Steven Moffat] that it was so easy to do.”
Sherlock third series is expected to begin shooting in January.