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Benedict Cumberbatch Isn’t Feeling CBS’s Elementary or Jonny Lee Miller

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 08/30/2012

Benedict Cumberbatch Isn't Feeling CBS's Elementary or Jonny Lee Miller



Oh, who else is loving the Benedict Cumberbatch attack on Elementary!? Dude is not feeling Jonny lee Miller muscling in on his Sherlock Holmes turf.


Look, I have nothing against Elementary, I haven’t seen it yet, but just yesterday I remarked on the fact, that the books point out that Sherlock Holmes thinks faster then he can talk, and so he talks rapidly when talking to “dime witted people.”


The rapid speech pattern is the mark of a truly great Sherlock Holmes performance, one in which Benedict Cumberbatch has mastered to the point that it’s a joy to go back and watch episodes of Sherlock for a second time just to catch every word of his deduction. The guy is brilliant and Robert Downey ain’t bad either.


Well, in all the Elementary Promos, I haven’t seen Jonny Lee Miller really rip it Holmes Style, and I question weather he really can and to the extent that Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr. can.


You have to be REALLY sharp to spit out lines like Cumberbatch. You have to be smarter than the average cat. I did some acting in film school and high school, and I always had trouble remembering my lines while performing. I think it was stage anxiety, but even so, I could never do what Benedict Cumberbatch does with his Sherlock lines and my bet is, neither can Jonny Lee Miller.


Here is a little of what Benedict Cumberbatch had to say:


I did say, “Well, I’d prefer you didn’t do it but you’ve got a kid to feed, a nice house in LA and a wife to keep in good clothes.” When you get used to a certain standard of living and they waft a paycheck at you, what are you going to do? I think Jonny was like, “Mate, I’ve got the fucking mountain to climb here [to reach the acclaim of Sherlock], you’ve got nothing to fear.” I wish him the best of luck, but I’m a bit cynical about why they’ve chosen to do it and why they cast him.



Ouch, Cumberbatch went there!? Benedict Cumberbatch went there! Says Miller is only doing it for the pay check. As if Jonny Lee didn’t have enough pressure to pull off the great consulting detective, now Cumberbatch is trashing it before its even aired.


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