Jude Law fascinated at rediscovering ‘Sherlock Holmes’

January 1st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Jude Law London, Jan 1 (IANS) British actor Jude Law, who portrays the title character’s sidekick Watson alongside Robert Downey Jr. in “Sherlock Holmes”, says he hoped he’d brought something a little different to the new adaptation.
“When I was asked to get involved, Robert was already set as Sherlock and Guy Ritchie was directing and I knew from then that it was going to be a different take on the older films of Sherlock Holmes. And it fascinated me,” femalefirst.co.uk. quoted him as saying.

“Obviously, they were coming to me to ask me to play Watson with a bit more edge. What was intriguing, because I hadn’t read the books since I was a boy, was to go back to the books and realise how much of this new rediscovery, if you like, was also in the source material,” he added.

A new version of the detective’ story was not an easy task for the actor.

“It was a kind of juggle between going back to the books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and relishing in all the accuracy that perhaps at times in the part had been overlooked, and also adding a new energy to an audience that we hope will discover ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for the first time,” said the 36-year-old.

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