Many are curious on what is the exact nature of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson’s relationship.
According to UnrealityTV, even Martin Freeman, who plays John Watson in BBC hit series “Sherlock,” is getting annoyed of speculations that the two characters are having special relationship.
Martin told The Sun newspaper that his character and Sherlock Holmes, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, are not gay and they are not in a relationship.
“It is possible for people of the same sex to have a deep friendship without being attracted to each other. People are attracted to each other in all sorts of ways. You don’t necessarily want to [sleep with] someone because you love them. They respect each other, they bring different things to their friendship,” he told The Sun.
Freeman further explained that Sherlock and Watson have a purely “friends” relationship.
The actor also expressed concern that he will be called homophobic for ruling out the possibility.
“The trouble is as soon as you start getting into a dialogue about that, it sounds like you‘re somehow being homophobic.”
Show creator Steven Moffat earlier hinted that the holiday special will be full of secret clues for Sherlock’s avid fans as well a secret message for its Chinese fans.
Moffat said: “It’s a new story, but if you know the original stories, you’ll see that it’s fashioned out of quite a few others. As ever with us, we’ve chosen several and there are loads of references. One of them you have to be able to speak Chinese to get (it).”
The upcoming Victorian-era Sherlock special will air on New Year’s Day on BBC One in the UK and PBS Masterpiece in the US, as well as in select cinemas worldwide.