Adulation makes Martin Freeman uneasy

Martin Freeman, who plays the role of Dr Watson on BBC’s Sherlock opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, says the mania surrounding the show makes them feel like they are trying to act at a premiere.

Freeman says fans often break into applause while they are shooting and it is not easy for actors.

“When we’re (filming at) our stand-in for Baker Street, it is hard to do your job. And I don’t love it. It’s like trying to act at a premiere... I wasn’t in The Beatles. But I’ve never seen anything like it. There’s such a heightened sense of excitement...,” he told the Independent.

Freeman, however, is happy that they don’t have to keep the show running for eight months of the year as they get together to shoot whenever his and Cumberbatch’s schedules permit.
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