I'm not a huge kind of nut banner-waver, ... I took the story, really, because I think it's a good story.
He carries these pictures in his mind of the hideous things he has seen, and he can't get them out of his head. His drug addiction comes from that.
It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.
My Best Friend's Wedding
Along with the revelations of drug taking, which are supposedly negative, come headlines about her lesbianism, as if that is negative, too. It's shocking the way it is reported. What's wrong with her having had sex with another woman
I seem to have been everywhere in the last 30 years, maybe not in the epicenter but flying around the periphery of extraordinary events and equally extraordinary people.
The weirdest thing about it is it seemed like such a bad opportunity at the beginning, ... Because on the paper it wasn't really a role. It was just a little kind of tragic thing, really.
Playing a gay character and being gay was my gimmick of 1997. And it gave me my little window of opportunity through which I'm jumping with alacrity,
The type of acting or the type of film that I think I could be best in isn't quite written at the moment, ... Not that it's anyone's fault, it's just not there. And you know I'd like to be in modern versions of those films that Claudette Colbert and Cary Grant made -- things like that.
I don't want to just play gay characters, ... I think it would get boring to play the same thing again and again and again.
The interesting thing about Sherlock is that he is himself a reflection of that very English duality. As a drug addict, he is a criminal. But he is also a crime fighter. That makes him an extremely potent character to personify the hypocrisy of a culture that is both moralistic and corrupt.
Well, you can't be a Hollywood movie star with one tiny little role in a movie. You have to have a body of work -- successful work, I guess,
But while opiates deliver temporary oblivion, they cannot quiet his restless mind or cure his black moods. That's because Sherlock is not like a normal person, ... He's a seer. He can walk into a room and touch things and actually see these sex crimes very clearly.