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Andrew Scott discusses 'Sherlock' gay fan-fiction

2014-08-22
Andrew Scott has discussed the fan-fiction inspired by his character on BBC One's Sherlock and the iconic sleuth played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Irish actor Scott, 37, appeared in the first two series of Sherlock as Jim Moriarty, the archenemy of Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes, and he describes the characters as "absolutely obsessed with each other". "The lines are blurred between hate and love," Scott adds teasingly, speaking in the latest issue of Attitude. Asked about the fan-fiction Moriarty's intense relationship with the sleuth inspires, Scott says: "Oh my God. It's the drawings and the photos! It's mostly women doing it...You're put with quite an array of different people... I think it's done by librarians!" Check out an example of the Sherlock-Moriarty fan fiction below. Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 09.11.58 During his Attitude cover interview, Scott also discusses his experience of "coming out" as gay and his role in forthcoming British film Pride, which follows the real-life story of the seemingly unlikely alliance between a group of LGBT rights activists from London and a small Welsh mining community in Thatcher-era Britain. Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 09.21.06As well as an extensive interview and cover shoot with Andrew Scott, the latest Attitude – The Style Issue – includes a photo shoot and interview with supermodel Oliver Cheshire, plus an interview with former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, who talks about buffing up for his new movie The Guest. Rising music stars Rixton are also interviewed in the new issue, as is Problem singer Ariana Grande – the break-out popstar of 2014. Meanwhile, our new fitness expert Dan Osborne begins his exclusive workout programme. The latest Attitude also features a collection of expert opinions on whether all HIV negative gay men should begin PreP treatment, as recommended by the World Health Organisation. The latest Attitude is on sale in shops now, and you can also download the digital issue to your iPad or tablet, or have a physical copy conveniently delivered to your door. A special collectors' edition cover featuring supermodel Oliver Cheshire is available too - check it out here. > Click here to have the physical copy conveniently delivered to your door > Click here to download the digital edition to your iPad or tablet