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Benedict Cumberbatch: 'I've finally chatted to Downey, Jr. about Holmes'

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Jan 21, 2014 | 1:00pm EST

Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Downey, Jr. have formed a bond over their roles as Sherlock Holmes on the big and small screen. Cumberbatch and Elementary star Miller are old friends and a recent meeting with Downey, Jr. made the Star Trek Into Darkness star realise he struggles with the same Sherlock issues as his peers when suiting up to play the sleuth in Guy Ritchie's movies. Cumberbatch tells WENN, "I sat down on the sofa with Robert Downey, Jr. and we had our first conversation and shared notes on playing Sherlock Holmes. "This is the most dramatised fictional character of all time so there's a lot to talk about. And Jonny (Lee Miller) is incredibly busy playing Sherlock just by happenstance and we both started on our separate journeys with it so we haven't had a proper sit down about it. We had contact but the last thing we want to do is talk shop, so I see as much of his (Sherlock) as I can and he's seen our three. "We are fans of one another and we all support each other no matter what bulls**t the press is trying to whip up in the past. We're really good friends. I can safely say that Robert is in the same camp now; we had a wonderful chat."

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