Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Sexy Fan Fiction
Star gives his take on his admirers' saucy Sherlock stories...
WARNING: This story contains amusing descriptions of sexual activity.
The 38-year-old star told Out magazine that he didn't think the legendary sleuth would have much time for "fawning" admirers.
"People keep coming up to me and saying, 'Oh, he's so sexy, do you think he'd be interested in me?'," he began.
"Do you not think he'd just look at you twice and tell you everything you hate about yourself and crumple you up like a little bit of paper and flick you away?
"He's a machine and brutal and ruthless and has no time for the distractions of your fawning."
And he revealed that he's been reading fans' dirty stories about himself and co-star Martin Freeman's John Watson.
He continued: "Because, you know, they either want to make John into a sort of cute little toy, or me into a cute toy, or we're f**king in space on a bed, chained together."
"It's always, like, one of them is tired, one comes back from work, the other is horny, a lump appears in his trousers, and then they're at it.
"It's usually me getting it - I'm biting Watson’s dog tags."
And he agreed with the suggestion that women wrote the pair as gay in order to remove the threat of another woman from the scenario.
"I think it's about burgeoning sexuality in adolescence, because you don't necessarily know how to operate that.
"And I think it's a way of neutralizing the threat, so this person is sort of removed from them as somebody who could break their heart."
Elementary my dear Watson!