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


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.


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?


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