Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freemanseem to be in disgreement over the future of hit BBC series, Sherlock. In a new interview with the Telegraph, Benedict took a swipe at Martin, who plays Sherlock's faithful sidekick John Watson, calling his complaints about the fervour surrounding the show "pathetic". Addressing Martin's recent comments, Benedict told the publication: "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."
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have starred in Sherlock together since 2010
The 41-year-old Doctor Strange star continued: "There is a level of it [where] I understand what he means. There's a level of obsession where [the franchise] becomes theirs 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."
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It comes after Martin divulged last month that he didn’t enjoy working on Sherlock anymore because of the response to the highly-anticipated show. Asked by the Telegraph is there had been any talk of new episodes, the 46-year-old replied: "Not massively. Um… I think after series four [it] felt like a pause. I think we felt we'd done it for a bit now. And part of it, speaking for myself is [due to] the reception of it." He added: "Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing. People's expectations, some of it's not fun anymore. It's not a thing to be enjoyed."
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