In light of today’s promo releases missing a specific someone, I thought it was time that I posted this. Gotta love Victorian!Molly + science.
This piece was made for this year’s #SherlockeDCC (back in July).
After she locked lips with Benedict Cumberbatch, the actress says the reaction was “completely crackers”
She was the envy of the nation, and Louise Brealey’s popularity skyrocketed when she locked lips with Benedict Cumberbatch.
The actress plays lovelorn Molly Hooper in Sherlock, and in the third series of the BBC drama she was in a fantasy scene which saw her kiss the famed detective in a lab.
Louise, who admitted it was “hot”, explained the reaction was “completely crackers” and she gained thousands of new followers on social networking within minutes of their smooch being aired.
She told Radio Times: “It went completely crackers when the show came out.
“I got 7,000 Twitter followers within five minutes of that kiss airing. It had doubled by the time the episode ended.”
Thankfully, any messages she got from her new fans were generally supportive of her kiss with the hunk rather than bitter, which she thinks is down to her character being “ordinary”.
She explained: “She’s unthreatening. She’s an ordinary woman experiencing the agony of unrequited love, and most of us have been there.”
Meanwhile, she will be appearing in new indie film Delicious soon, and she thinks her role of bulimia sufferer Stella will connect with many young women.
She added: “I get a lot of tweets from young women who struggle with body image, who self-harm, who have eating disorders.
“One in four of us is going to have a mental-health issue and yet we pretend it’s not happening.”
**Here is a video trailer of Louise’s new film, “Delicious”, warning, some nudity, but it looks great..
**Benedict meets up with Sherlock pal Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper) at Hay Festival 2014:
**Here is a short interview with Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper) about the appeal of Molly Hooper and Social Media…