Professional pics and video are going to be posted soon. Can’t share much.
He likes to try all kinds of crazy stuff and spends most of rehearsal time in a state of embarrassment. He tried loads during Sherlock that made everyone go “WTF??” but some of the crazy stuff worked. He and Benedict were in constant gales of laughter at some of the stuff he’d come up with.
He doesn’t think Moriarty has no redeeming qualities, if he thought that he couldn’t play him. He knows Moriarty is a psychopath but he has charm and wit and that’s what audiences respond to.
He auditioned for Moriarty using an RP (Received Pronunciation ie posh English) accent before they decided to go with his own accent.
He didn’t watch any previous Sherlock adaptations or really read the stories,because Moffat and Gatiss know all that stuff inside out and it’s their job to know and put it on the page and his job to give his interpretation. His analogy is an impressionist painting of London Bridge, it doesn’t look identical to London Bridge because it’s someone’s interpretation but it’s still beautiful.
Since Sherlock he’s actively tried to play roles that are very gentle and more like his real personality, not so much to avoid typecasting, as because he likes to always go from one extreme to another. He’s been doing a romantic comedy and after playing gentle romantic characters for a bit, then he’d like to go back to villains.
It was mainly an acting advice interview so I won’t write about that. All that will be in the video. But truly profound words of wisdom from Andrew.
We are all human. Don’t try to compete with anyone else, or get hung up on fame or material measures of success.The most important thing is to try to do what you love and what makes you happy, because even if you’re acting in pub fringe you’re privileged to be able to be doing what you love. And be happy.
So read this, and be happy.
(со страницы richardsbrook)
This one though!!!!! x