Benedict Cumberbatch has admitted that it usually him "getting it" in gay Sherlock
Some of the show's devoted fans have imagined erotic encounters between Cumberbatch's Sherlock and Martin Freeman's John Watson.
Speaking to Out
magazine about the stories, he said: "People keep coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh, he’s so sexy, do you think [Sherlock would be] interested in me?’
"Do you not think he’d just look at you twice and tell you everything you hate about yourself and crumple you up like a little bit of paper and flick you away?
"He’s a machine and brutal and ruthless and has no time for the distractions of your fawning. Because, you know, they either want to make John [Watson] into a sort of cute little toy, or me into a cute toy, or we’re fucking in space on a bed, chained together."
He added: "It’s always, like, one of them is tired, one comes back from work, the other is horny, a lump appears in his trousers, and then they’re at it. It’s usually me getting it — I’m biting Watson’s dog tags."
Cumberbatch - who will star as Alan Turing in upcoming biopic The Imitation Game
- said that he thinks the gay fiction is a way for some female fans to 'neutralise the threat' of other woman.
Mark Gatiss recently joked that he hasn't "tried half the things" that fans refer to in their erotic fiction - read more here
The Imitation Game
will be released in the UK on October and in the US on November 21.
> Click here to read what Andrew Scott has to say about ‘Sherlock’ gay fan-fiction