They’ve both played him on screen, so what did Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr. talk about when they met for the first time? Sherlock Holmes of course!
Benedict, who plays the fictional detective on the BBC series “Sherlock,” spoke about his experience chatting with the popular actor, who inhabited the role in Guy Ritchie’s films “Sherlock Holmes” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”
"I sat down on the sofa with Robert Downey, Jr. last night and we had our first conversation and shared notes on playing Sherlock Holmes,” the actor told AccessHollywood.com.
"This is the most dramatized fictional character of all time, so there's a lot to talk about."
Not only would we have loved to be included in that conversation, but Benedict also revealed that he’s friends with a third Sherlock, Johnny Lee Miller, who plays the off-kilter sleuth in the U.S. drama series “Elementary.”
“We're all fans of one another,” the “Fifth Estate” star shared. “We're all supportive ... We're really good friends and I can safely say that Robert's in the same cannon after last night. We had a wonderful chat.”
The 37-year-old also answered questions about what it was like working with his actor parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, on the first episode of the new season. The couple played Benedict’s parents on the show as well.
''[Working with them on 'Sherlock'] was wonderful,” the proud son professed. “It was the first day on set and everyone was nervous, they were really nervous, but I did - at some point - sort of try to manage their nerves as well as mine and it was a glorious thing”
The actor even hopes to show the episode to his grandkids one day! “It's a real special thing, and I've got the utmost respect for their craft,” he added.
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