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Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch Calls Co-Star's Fan Complaints 'Pathetic'

Dave Nemetz

Uh-oh… sounds like we might need to put on a fresh pot of tea to heal the divide between Sherlock‘s stars.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars in the PBS/Masterpiece drama as the titular detective, responded to his co-star Martin Freeman complaining that overzealous fans made the show “not fun anymore,” calling Freeman’s gripes “pretty pathetic.”

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“It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you not want to take a grip of your reality,” Cumberbatch told the UK’s The Telegraph. “What, because of expectations? I don’t know. I don’t necessarily agree with that… I just don’t feel affected by that in the same way, I have to say.”

Last month, Freeman, who plays Sherlock’s crime-solving partner John Watson, complained that by the fourth season of Sherlock, making the series became “kind of impossible… Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing. People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun anymore.”

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Sherlock finished airing its fourth season over a year ago, and there are currently no plans to produce a fifth season. And considering the stars’ busy schedules — and Freeman’s apparent lack of enthusiasm — it’s truly a mystery if we’ll ever see Sherlock and John chasing down clues together again.

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