“The audition said it all. He came in the room and by the time he left I said, 'He made me raise my game. I want to work with him.' He's incredibly supportive and grounding, as he is as Watson. He's a brilliant foil and we laugh a lot; a helluva lot, and we work very hard, and then we laugh very hard, and then we work hard and then we laugh hard. It's genuinely good fun. I adore him. He's somebody who's got a very secure understanding of life. He's a homebody and has a beautiful family and he's just a very centered, very amusing, brilliant actor to play off.”—Benedict Cumberbatch on Martin Freeman [x]
“When I heard them saying nice things on the red carpet... that was the thing that really struck [me] to my core, and it got to a point - it was like a tipping point, I'd say - where I was signing something [and] I heard Zachary [Quinto] saying something very complimentary about me and I started to cry. I was looking down and signing and this fan said, 'Are you okay?' I said, 'Yeah, it's really windy out here, my eyes are stinging'.”—
Benedict Cumberbatch about his beautiful bromance with Zachary Quinto
Like any relationship, bro or otherwise, you just gotta stick with your better half, through the bad…
…and the good.