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Didn’t read Sherlock Holmes: Jude Law

Actor Jude Law only went through Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories after being offered Guy Ritchie’s film.

hollywood Updated: Dec 31, 2011 14:24 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times

The film, Sherlock Holmes, may revolve around the genius’s crime-solving skills, but it doesn’t seem complete without his partner-in-crime, Dr John Watson.

But Jude Law, who plays the part of the latter in the Guy Ritchie film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows that released in India on Friday, admits he hadn’t even read the stories penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before he began working on the film.

“I never read the books until I played Watson,” says Law, who along with the rest of the film’s cast, attended workshops at Robert’s (co-star Robert Downey Jr) house before filming the first part, which really helped.

Picking up from the first film, Sherlock Holmes, this one too sees Watson attempting to get married.

“Then Holmes disappears for a couple of weeks and Watson isn’t sure what he is up to,” says Law, adding that since the reactions to the first film were encouraging, the scale of this one was much bigger.

“We are a little more confident and it’s got a little more swagger.”

Law, who has been part of a few Broadway musicals in his career himself, has even watched some Indian films. Since he’s equipped with those skills, and can even sing, would the idea of working in Bollywood interest him?

“Sure, I think it’s dramatic and colourful just like a Broadway musical, which I love.”

First Published: Dec 31, 2011 13:00 IST