Martin Freeman confesses his love for Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch

“It’s like love,” says Freeman of the on-set chemistry between the Sherlock Holmes and John Watson duo

Sherlock star Martin Freeman has dropped the ‘L bomb’ about co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.


Yes, it’s love…

Indeed, at a Q&A with students at University College Dublin, Freeman said:

“Benedict and I do have this chemistry on set, you know, that doesn’t even particularly have anything to do with good acting – even though, obviously, he’s a brilliant actor – but there’s something more personal about it, you know, it’s like love,” as shared on DavidWowie’s Tumblr

Time for a rousing round of Cumberbatch and Freeman sitting in a tree? No, perhaps not.

Clearly aware of the furor this would cause, Freeman added: “Oh God, why did I phrase it that way?”

Freeman, who teams up with Cumberbatch again in the upcoming Hobbit sequel, The Desolation of Smaug, was attending UCD to collect the James Joyce Award for outstanding success.