In February Jude Law revealed some details about the relationship between Downey’s Sherlock Holmes and his Dr. Watson, saying “We are two men who happen to be roommates who wrestle a lot and share a bed”. Now Rachel McAdams has admitted to Scifi Wire that while she is the female lead and Sherlock’s supposed love interest in the film, it is really Dr. Watson.
What can you tell us about Sherlock Holmes?
McAdams: It’s pretty big. I didn’t realize how big it was until I stepped on the sets, and they were just massive. It’s in true Guy Ritchie fashion, too. It’s lots of fighting and explosions, but, I think, from what I’ve seen, obviously Robert Downey Jr. is an amazing actor, and so is Jude Law. They make a wonderful duo. I think some people are probably skeptical. Everybody has their preconceived notions about Watson in particular. Everyone’s like, “Watson’s supposed to be like this.” Anyway, I just think Jude is a perfect Watson, oddly enough, and they’re really perfect together. That’s kind of the love story, actually. I play supposedly Sherlock’s love interest, but it’s really Watson.
Guy Ritchie must have added lots of fighting and explosions to counter all of the man love going on.