Martin Freeman Talks 'Sherlock' Season 3 & Amanda Abbington As Mary Morstan


Sherlock Season 3 finished airing in the UK last week and premieres in the US this weekend, and that combined with the fact that Martin Freeman's just coming off The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug whilst gearing up for his role in FX's Fargo means that he's a pretty busy dude who's running around giving interviews about all three of these very notable things. So it was with his recent interview with Vulture, in which Freeman discussed Sherlock 's third season, as well as a number of other things.

One notable thing this season (out of a season full of many notable things) is the biggest addition to the cast: Martin Freeman's real life longtime partner Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan. It was a tricky role to step into, given the devotion of many of the audience to the John/Sherlock dynamic. Which is, in a nutshell, a part of what made Abbington such a good fit, at least according to Freeman:

He also talks about that John/Sherlock reunion that occurs in the first episode back, "The Empty Hearse."

If you've seen the episodes, it's always nice to get the perspectives of the actors on what's been going on behind the scenes or in their character's heads; if you're waiting until this Sunday to watch the Season 3 premiere, you get that and some excellent teases for the premiere. You can read the full Vulture interview for some more excellent teases, as well as Freeman's take on Fargo.