“There’s not the warmth you’d expect”: Benedict Cumberbatch Hates Marvel Co-Star Martin Freeman, Won’t “Spend Time Together” With Him Outside Work

"There’s not the warmth you’d expect": Benedict Cumberbatch Hates Marvel Co-Star Martin Freeman, Won't "Spend Time Together" With Him Outside Work

Benedict Cumberbatch is a revolutionary actor whose star power is pretty impressive. He is one of the highest-grossing stars in the entertainment industry thanks to his epic portrayal of Sherlock Holmes (a consulting detective) in the British crime drama series Sherlock.

The show became a life-changing project for him, and for his powerful performance, he earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries. However, His co-star Martin Freeman once made a bombshell comment against the show, which didn’t sit well with the actor, after which he called his criticism “pretty pathetic.”

Benedict Cumberbatch Calls His ‘Sherlock’ Series Co-stars’ Criticism ‘Pretty Pathetic’

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch is an exceptional actor who has given several fascinating performances across genres. He has proven his acting genius in an impressive array of mind-blowing projects. Cumberbatch is an incredible talent who ranked among one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014 by Time magazine. 

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His films and tv shows are visually ravishing, and he has been an integral part of some of the most-talked-about roles, like Sherlock Holmes in the 2010 British mystery crime drama series. The actor received an overwhelming response from fans and industry heavyweights applauded him for his remarkable performance in the show.

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However, in 2018 rumors were flying on the internet that Benedict Cumberbatch and his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman were allegedly not on talking terms due to the shocking remarks that the latter made against the show. 

Freeman (who played the character of Doctor John Watson) once made a bombshell comment about their tv series, saying it’s a “mini-Beatles thing.” The actor told The Telegraph, “By the fourth season of, making Sherlock has become kind of impossible.” He added that he is not enjoying the show anymore because of the expectations of the show’s massive fanbase.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave
Benedict Cumberbatch

Following Freeman’s intense critique of the titular show, his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch labeled his criticism as “pathetic.” In a candid interview, he told The Telegraphy,

“It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you not want to take a grip of your reality. What, because of expectations? I don’t know. I don’t necessarily agree with that … There’s a level of obsession where [the franchise] becomes [the fans] 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.”

At the time, a source dished The Sun that Cumberbatch and Freeman are not friends claiming,

“Benedict and Martin aren’t mates, and they don’t spend time together away from the show. They’re professional and very polite to each other, but there’s not the warmth you’d expect after filming together for six years. There isn’t a huge desire to come back for another season.”

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman starrer Sherlock has won several critically acclaimed awards. It aired for four seasons on BBC One and became one of the UK’s most-watched drama series since it first premiered on July 25, 2010, on the streaming giant.

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A Brief Note on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Career

Benedict Cumberbatch on Doctor Strange premiere
Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is a phenomenal star. One of the biggest names in the industry, he has successfully delivered several ground-breaking roles. His originality and talent are outstanding, and he ranks as one of the most in-demand stars in Hollywood today. The actor has starred in dozens of blockbuster projects like The Simpsons, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Avengers: Endgame, Sherlock, Thor: Ragnarok, and Good Omens. 

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Source: The Telegraph 

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