In the video below, which was played Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego, actors Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit,” “Sherlock”) and Benedict Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Sherlock,” “The Fifth Estate”) each greeted the convention and gave their apologies for being unable to attend.
Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock” and is currently starring as Julian Assange in the Wikileaks film “The Fifth Estate,” said that after working for several years in a row, he is currently on vacation. Inspired by his relaxing surroundings, Cumberbatch decided to open up and give a big spoiler for the opening much-anticipated opening of Season 3 of “Sherlock.”
“I’m on holiday at the moment,” he said, “and in kind of a giving vein– and having, for pretty much two years of my life not being able to talk in any kind of detail about who I’m playing, what I’m doing, what my character does, how he does it — I just think, fuck it. I’m going to tell you how Sherlock survived.”
He then proceeded to carefully explain exactly how the stunt was carried out, as demonstrated with stuffed animals and accompanied by lengthy and detailed explanation of everything you ever wanted to know about how the stunt was done, some juicy spoilers from Season 3 and even a few racy details from his own personal life.
Watch the video, embedded below via YouTube: