Actor Jonny Lee Miller has admitted that he was shocked at how entertaining he found Sherlock Holmes, before taking on the re-invented role of the famous detective in the US version, Elementary.
Talking to the Metro, Miller who is now America's answer to Benedict Cumberbatch, confessed: "I wouldn't call myself a real Sherlock Holmes fan. I hadn't read any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books. But when I took the project on, I really immersed myself in them. They are so much more entertaining than I ever thought they would be."
With the responsibility of playing a version of such an iconic character, Jonny went on to reveal how he and his family have been preparing for the fame that will ultimately come with the show.
He said: "The day that isn't strange will be a sad day. I had to sit my little boy down and explain to him why, when he is standing on the street with his mum and a bus goes past, it has Daddy on the side. That has got to be quite odd for a three-year-old."
Speaking about his admiration for Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock in the BBC adaptation, Miller said:
"I love the work that Benedict has done with Sherlock. I would call him up, like a groupie, after every episode came out, wanting to talk to him about it. And we had a discussion about this project [Elementary] as well."
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Jonny on the set of Elementary