Robert Downey Jr has “screen envy” of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock

Downey Jr took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything and revealed that Sherlock is a big fan of Sherlock

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Actor Robert Downey Jr shared lots of lovely nuggets about himself on a particularly entertaining Reddit Ask Me Anything last night but the best bit was that he thinks Benedict Cumberbatch is a very good Sherlock.

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So good in fact, that despite Downey Jr having starred in two Sherlock Holmes movies himself, he’s got Cumberbatch envy. 

Basically, American Sherlock loves British Sherlock. The special Anglo-American relationship is back on! 

When asked whether he’d watched BBC Sherlock and what he thought of Benedict Cumberbatch, Downey Jr responded:

“Very impressed with Benedict. Such smart writing on that show. I have screen envy.”

So maybe US Sherlock could hop across the pond and do a cameo in the next series of UK Sherlock?

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On second thoughts, that might be more than we can handle