Exclusive: “We’re friends, we love working together”
Total Film has been sleuthing around the set of Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, trying to uncover the mystery of the ongoing bromance between Holmes and Watson.
We asked stars Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law about the friendship between them, both on and off screen.
“We’re friends, we love working together,” Downey Jr admitted. “And if one can’t befriend the object of one’s admiration, that’s called a restraining order.”
Law also showed an admirable lack of restraint when it came to sharing his enthusiasm for RDJ, adding, “I’m an admirer.”
“When you’ve had a working relationship that’s both challenging and inspiring – and when it’s also easy to spend time with that person – then you do miss it, if I’m honest.”
Downey Jr jumped in to complete the circle of bromance: “And I’ve realised more this time around that there’s something about when you and I are clicking and Guy’s setting us up to win that I don’t know that I’d necessarily want to repeat that with somebody else.”
Director Guy Ritchie is clearly happy with the way the central relationship is blossoming too, explaining, “I think the bread and butter of this movie is always going to be the relationship between Sherlock and Watson and you can’t really have enough of those two and their camp banter.”
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows opens on 16 December 2011.
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