Benedict Cumberbatch - Benedict Cumberbatch Doesn't Think Jonny Lee Miller Is A Money Grabbing Sherlock31 August 2012
Benedict Cumberbatch Doesn't Think Jonny Lee Miller Is A Money Grabbing Sherlock
To re-cap briefly, Elementary is a US version of the Sherlock Holmes tale, set in the modern day (much like Cumberbatch's UK series, Sherlock) and starring Lucy Liu as a female version of Sherlock's sidekick, Dr. Watson. Cumberbatch has now contacted The Hollywood Reporter, who reproduced the story with the headline 'Benedict Cumberbatch: Jonny Lee Miller Took 'Elementary' Role for the Paycheck' and has informed them that he has been misquoted. Obviously keen not to upset the friendship that he has with Jonny.
"I am both bemused and upset at this misquote," Benedict said in his defence. "I never said that Johnny took the job for the paycheck nor did I ask him not to do it. What I said is I would have preferred not to be in the situation where we will again be compared because we are friends. I know for a fact his motivations were to do with the quality of the script and the challenges of this exceptional role." That us told, then.
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