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Anonymous said: What are each of your dream roles? What's a role you would never want to play?
Holmes: (smiling) No, go on. Tell the nice lady.
Watson: It’s embarrassing.
Holmes: If you don’t, I will.
Watson: Oh, all right! I’ve always wanted to play a superhero. Any superhero. Sadly, that’s not looking too likely these days.
Holmes: Why on earth not?
Watson: I’m a bit long in the tooth for the tights, Sherlock.
Holmes: Nonsense. Robert was older than you when he played Iron Man the first time.
Watson: I’m too short.
Holmes: See above, re: Robert.
Watson: As for never, well — if I never play a mild-mannered nonthreatening man in a romantic comedy again, I’ll die happy.
Holmes: I’ve always wanted to play a famous scientist in a biopic.
Watson: Which one?
Holmes: Oh, I don’t know. So many scientists deserve the biopic treatment. Tesla, perhaps. He is fascinating.
Watson: I bet I can guess what role you’d never want.
Holmes: Yes, I imagine you can.
Watson: You see, Sherlock is offered parts in period dramas at least once a month and he turns them all down.
Holmes: I don’t know why they keep asking.
Watson: Have you looked in the mirror lately? You absolutely scream “historical,” Sherlock. You were born to wear breeches and powdered wigs.
Holmes: I’ll pass, thanks.
Watson: Pity. I rather like those period costumes. Oh, bugger - I just had a vision of you playing Valmont in a remake of “Dangerous Liaisons.” I think I’m going to pass out.
Holmes: I never said I wouldn’t wear the clothes for you. Just as long as I’m not being a) paid or b) filmed.
Watson: Anyone got a paper bag I can breathe into?
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