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Martin Freeman: Sherlock and Watson are 'not actually f**king'

2015-09-26
Martin Freeman has insisted there is definitely nothing going on sexually between Sherlock and Dr Watson. OK? The actor has reminded the show’s rather imaginative fanbase that it is possible for two colleagues to work closely together without, y’know, doing it. TV Sherlock 4 Speaking to The Sun, he said: They’re not actually f***ing. It is possible for people of the same sex to have a deep friendship without being attracted to each other. “People are attracted to each other in all sorts of ways. You don’t necessarily want to [sleep with] someone because you love them. They respect each other, they bring different things to their friendship.” tumblr_nv2181Fj211rxbyn1o1_500 He added: “It’s a friendship. Way more has been made in the ether of that relationship than has ever been put in the show. “The trouble is as soon as you start getting into a dialogue about that, it sounds like you‘re somehow being homophobic.” Steven Moffat, the show's creator, has long maintained that Watson is straight, while Sherlock himself just isn't interested in any sexual or romantic relationships whatsoever. “He’s not gay. He’s not straight. And Doctor Watson is very clear that he prefers women," he insisted. "People want to fantasize about it. It’s fine. But it’s not in the show.”