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More Confirmation from Benedict Cumberbatch himself!
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Whilst at the lovely community The Baker Street Supper Club (as found through the lovely firiel44 ), I read the transcript of a live chat that was used to interview Benedict Cumberbatch. A short way down the transcript, I came across this:

Do you find there are any similarities between you and Sherlock's character?

Benedict Cumberbatch: I can be quite fast talking. (My steonographer here agrees!! ) I can be tempermental and impatient with mediocrity. I can be work obsessed but I'm not asexual and I'm not the worlds' number one consulting detective, I just look a bit like him<

Another confirmation from the actor, methinks!

Thanks again to the BSSC for the transcript.

The full chat can be seen here (in chatbox form);
and the full transcript can be read here.

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I watched that chat (I hope next week's is better moderated!) and that answer made my day.

Does this mean it's officially canon now? XD

Yes! Super super yes! (as if I have the authority to confirm this XD) I certainly hope so, though. ;)

Hehh, I don't think that the actor's opinions count as canon :D For me, the fun of fandom is working with what's in the text and being free of authorial or producer control. That said, it's good to see this stuff coming up in discussion, as it suggests that the series will remain open to ace (and other) interpretations.

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I really like that he is explicit about this particular fact.
As if I needed a reason to adore him more. ;)

I also love the way it's casually tossed out- as if he was playing a gay actor and was all 'yeah, I'm not gay, but ___" XD

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This makes me love him more.

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Go right ahead, I did not make it though.

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I'm so happy he keeps emphasizing that his interpretation of Sherlock Holmes is asexual.

I've read discussion on how there 'should' be a blatantly obvious gay relationship between Sherlock and John, that they 'should' have a snogging scene or several. But Benedict Cumberbatch's comments give me hope that neither he or anyone else associated with the series have any intention of bowing to fandom pressure.

(no offence to slash fans intended; as an asexual, I am merely pleased to finally see asexuality represented in a tv series.)

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I've read discussion on how there 'should' be a blatantly obvious gay relationship between Sherlock and John, that they 'should' have a snogging scene or several.

Regardless of my personal slashy feelings about Sherlock and John, I strongly believe that Sherlock as Benedict Cumberbatch plays him is an ace, and I'd be really weirded out if the show actually went there. I'm glad Moffat seems on board with that.

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Sherlock/Nicotine Patches?

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Gosh, I have to miss all the fun. DAMN WORK. *shakes fist*

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