Benedict Cumberbatch criticises ‘Sherlock’ co-star Martin Freeman over his views of fan expectations

"It's pretty pathetic"

Benedict Cumberbatch has responded to claims made by Martin Freeman that the fan expectations of ‘Sherlock’ is taking all the fun from the show.

In a new interview with The Daily Telegraph, Cumberbatch reacted to Freeman’s quotes from March where he revealed that “People’s expectations, some of it is not fun any more. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of, ‘You better f**king do this, otherwise you’re a c**t’. That’s not fun anymore”.

Cumberbatch responded to this in his interview and its implications for not continuing ‘Sherlock’ into season five, saying: “It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you not want to take grip of your reality. What, because of expectations? I don’t know. I don’t necessarily agree with that”

Last summer, Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has hinted that the show may never return to the small screen as “it’s a nightmare to schedule.”

Speaking to the UKTV podcast A Stab In The Dark, Gatiss again expressed his frustrations with being unable to align the schedules of Sherlock‘s two main stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

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Benedict Cumberbatch will appear later this year in the latest adaptation of ‘The Grinch’. 

Dr. Seuss’ much-loved character will be brought to life once again for the new film, which is set for release on November 9. Illumination Entertainment, who were behind the Despicable Me! and Minions films, have produced the movie.