Benedict talking about how Martin helped him get the roles in ‘The Hobbit’ (x)
He rarely gets this sarcastic, so i suppose such inane questions really do bother him at least a little bit. Though I remember Martin getting a tad more annoyed when he was asked a similar question, ie. whether Benedict got him the role of Bilbo.
I’m sure it wasn’t her intention, but it’s insulting to ask an actor if they got the role because their friends had an input over their skills and talent in acting.
"When I’m playing Sherlock I try to get myself both in a sort of physical sense as you’d in a physical activity and being healthy, and in a mental sense into his kind of world. Sherlock’s beautiful, he’s very difficult. He has an ability to completely cut off, mute the traffic of mediocrity, of platitude, of everyday social interactions. He can run like a hot knife through butter to get to the point of what he has to do, to be able to access his set of skills requires a level of concentration and ability which denies other normal enterprises in life which results in comedy but also results in his brilliance." - Benedict Cumberbatch