Robert Downey Jr has claimed that his new Sherlock Holmes movie had to “twist up” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character to keep it feeling fresh.
The actor admitted that, although the film takes historical liberties, it remains faithful to the spirit of Doyle’s literary creation.
“There’s an esoteric element to this and sometimes you just feel like you’re in the right groove and you feel the history and the legacy of something,” he said at the Holmes UK press conference.
“Sometimes you just feel like you’re being silently approved of from some other place in time. You can’t beat Doyle’s words, so we had one of his quotes on the call sheet every day. We had to twist it up a bit, I think it’s no mystery that Sherlock Holmes didn’t invent the silencer… We were honouring it but still being entertaining.”
Sherlock Holmes opens worldwide on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. [Source]
Robert Downey Jr has come face to face with himself – but the reasons are elementary.
The Sherlock Holmes star met a Madame Tussauds waxwork of himself, dressed as his character in the new Warner Bros film, which received its world premiere in London on Monday.
The figure has been styled to have the character’s tousled hairstyle and penetrating gaze.[Source]
While Downey Jr stars in the title role in the movie, which is released on Boxing Day, Jude Law plays his trusted ally Dr John Watson.
I have updated the recent events by adding more pictures in HQ. They are from the recent Hand and Footprint ceremony, the Sherlock Holmes premiere and some set pictures from “Due Date”.
Sherlock Holmes World Premiere – 14th December (103 HQ’s Added)
Robert Downey Jr Hand And Foot Print Ceremony – 7th December (176 HQ’s Added)
Due Date > On set > 4th December 2009 (6 HQ’s Added)
ET caught up with Robert Downey Jr. Tuesday in London — and the star reacts to the news of his Golden Globe nomination for his role in ‘Sherlock Holmes.’
“It’s great. I hear I’ve got some stiff competition …,” Robert tells ET of his nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical. “I loved making Sherlock Holmes. Guy Ritchie is fantastic. Jude Law and I had a blast.” [Source]
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The first picture of Robert in “Due Date” has appeared! I added it to the gallery.
Robert has been nominated for a Golden Globe! He is nominated in the “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture” category for Sherlock Holmes!