While promoting the Hobbit, Martin Freeman made a small snafu when he called Lucy Liu a ‘dog’. Of course, he was making a joke – but the joke wasn’t very funny.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Freeman talks about resuming production on Sherlock, saying, “March, I believe. And that breaks off for me to come back to Middle Earth and then we resume after Middle Earth. We do [have more reshoots] and we got them anyway when it was two films, and now it’s three films so there’s additional filming on top of that.”
Freeman is also asked whether he’s seen Elementary [the American television show based on Sherlock Holmes], and he says, “I’ve seen bits of it. I met Lucy Liu at the Emmy’s who was charming, but very ugly. She’s a dog, come on, she’s a very unattractive woman. But she was really really charming and I wish them all the best.” He also adds that he is ‘of course’ the ‘prettier’ Watson, saying, “I’m the original glamour of Watson. And then they get Lucy Liu of all people to try to bring some f****ng glamour in.”
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ releases worldwide today, and stars Freeman along with Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Richard Amitrage, and Andy Serkis.