Martin Freeman is a man of many talents. From portraying a meek Hobbit in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy to aiding Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock as Dr. Watson, Freeman has had an active career through his years in Hollywood.
Talking about his bond with The Imitation Game actor and the release of Sherlock Season 3. With the character supposedly dead at the end of Season 2, The Reichenbach Fall, Freeman was the one who gave out some minor spoilers for Season 3 before its release!
Martin Freeman Was Afraid of Lars Mikkelsen’s Acting
When Season 3 of Sherlock was about to release, fans were very excited about the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock and Dr. Watson respectively. With Season 2 Episode 3 ending on a cliffhanger, fans had theorized how Sherlock could have survived the fall for months before Season 3 dropped.
It was during this time that Martin Freeman decided to tease the audience a bit. Talking about how Sherlock eventually survived the fall, Freeman talked a little about what the upcoming season would entail. In an interview, The Hobbit actor talked about the Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen being a villain and how he seemed like a dead man walking via MTV.
“[He’s] like a dead man walking. He’s really scary; scary in a different way to Moriarty. Not crazy, crazy like Moriarty was, but sort of just chilling. I think you’ll like him.”
Well, the actor was indeed right since Lars Mikkelsen portrayed the character of Charles Augustus Magnussen in the third episode of Season 3 titled His Last Vow, and received a rating of 9.2/10 on IMDB.
Martin Freeman Had A Tough Time Filming The Final Season of Sherlock
Although the actor was sad that the fourth season might be the final season of Sherlock, Martin Freeman was sad for a different reason. Amanda Abbington, the actress who portrayed the wife of Dr. Watson was the real-life wife of Martin Freeman and they were going through a split at the exact same time when season 4 was being filmed. Talking about it in an interview via The Guardian, the actor admitted that working on Sherlock season 4 was no fun.
“By the time of the last Sherlock that we’ve done we were sort of in the midst of splitting up. I really love working with her.”
Sherlock received a rating of 9.1/10 on IMDB and 78% on Rotten Tomatoes. The series, which literally blew people’s minds, is available to buy on Apple TV+ in the U.S.