I think it’s safe to say Martin has probably called Ben since he griped about it at the Sherlock con because Ben talking about Martin while in Hong Kong is just so sweet and innocent and pure that something must’ve happened. I love them.
Sometimes the audience’s criticisms are superficial. Sometimes, the criticisms are about storytelling. And sometimes they’re damning in a bigger and more serious way. As Moffat’s shows have become more and more popular — fueled by Capaldi’s casting, the season-two cliffhanger of “Sherlock” and the increasing international fame of Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch — fans andcritics alike have observed race-inflected insensitivity, mishandling of queer characters and most frequently, a laughable inability to write female characters. I see it, too; Moffat’s sensibilities can be a reflection of the worst sides of the British status quo, while deceptively cloaked in the intellectual optimism of fast-talking genre fiction. It doesn’t help that he is a fast talker, eager to give off-the-cuff remarks in the moment that aren’t quite as charming out of context.
Reading interviews where Ben and Martin talk about one another, I’ve always assumed that Martin is the one constantly goofing off on set, and Ben is always completely focused and intent on staying in character while Martin tries to throw him off.
And then those outttakes came out, and I learn it’s the complete opposite all along.
The Sherlock and Hobbit actor talks about stripping down for roles, and erotic fan fiction linking him and Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock fans, remain calm, but… Martin Freeman has revealed he prefers to let it all hang out when doing nude scenes.
Speaking to Jonathan Ross about his flesh-bearing role in classic(-ish) rom-com Love Actually, in which he plays an actor’s body double, Freeman talked about preserving his modesty. “It’s not an easy thing to get naked in front of 80 people eating bagels or whatever,” he said, “I’ve done a few naked things in my time and after a while, I stopped using what they give you.”