"I think what annoys Watson about Sherlock a bit is Sherlock's superiority not only as a complex but as a fact. I think, Sherlock is usually right and that's going to annoy anyone. I think, Sherlock wouldn't have been licensed to be who and how he is and what he is without someone as his rock." Martin Freeman
"On Holmes, Martin [Freeman] kept saying, Oh yeah, you went to fucking Hogwarts, didn't you?'. And that's what my schooldays were like: Swallows and Amazons and Hogwarts. Martin is spot on that these schools are magical places if you know how to use them right." Benedict Cumberbatch
"The sort of opposite of Benedict in everything except the amount of talent. Benedict is a magnificent exotic animal as an actor
He doesn't look like a normal person; he rarely plays normal people. He plays exceptional people. But Martin finds a sort of poetry in the ordinary man. I love the fastidious realism of everything he does. I believe everything he does. It's brand new on every take." Mark Gatiss about Martin Freeman
Interviewer: Were you fans of the book before you landed the roles in Sherlock? Did you go back to the books to prepare, or did you avoid that?
Benedict: No, very much I've been reading the books [...] Martin's illiterate. He can't read.
Martin: I'm a deaf mute! He reads them out to me.
"He fits the ears, and he's got some very nice feet. I think he's got the biggest hobbit feet we've had so far. They're a little bit hard to walk in, but he's managed to figure out the perfect hobbit gait." Peter Jackson about Martin Freeman
"[Martin is]...just heaven to work with." Benedict Cumberbatch
"It's brilliant. I mean it's an interesting thing to re-examine it in the 21st century because, two bachelors of a certain age living together, questions get asked, or even answered, by some people with supposition. But it's, um, it's a beautiful thing, y'know, it's a very real thing
I think what they discover through each is that they absolutely fit. They need each other. It's the idea that he's the grounding anchor to this rather ethereal, other-worldly, slightly bombastic character
" Benedict on the Sherlock/John relationship
"He does get stressed, though. Sometimes he rings me up at 7am to say "I've been covered in crap, hanging upside down, and I've got bloody ears on." But he knows it's for the greater good and he does it with a smile." Amanda Abbington, Martin's wife, about Martin playing Bilbo
"At that minute Martin walked in and I just had a thunderbolt. It dawned on me: "Oh, God it's him!" We flirted with each other all day and when I went home he texted me, saying "You left and I wasn't done flirting with you. That's a bit rude", which I thought was really smooth." Amanda Abbington about meeting Martin (sidenote: OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD)
Why are there so many wonderful quotes about Martin? BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING TO SAY BUT WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT MARTIN. EVEN BENEDICT KNOWS. HE KNOWS.