This is what the Enola Holmes actor has to say about the Sherlock lawsuit. Tap to know more!
By Riddhika Chakrabarti
The movie Enola Holmes was released on Netflix on the 23rd of September 2020 worldwide, which was directed by Harry Bradbeer. The movie cast had some very promising and prominent actors. The heart of the movie who was Enola was played by the Stranger Things actress Millie Bobbie Brown, Sherlock was played by Henry Cavill, and Mycroft by Sam Claflin.
The reason behind the "lawsuit" was that Sherlock Holmes: the famous deductive thinker and a fully functioning sociopath from the books of Arthur Conan Doyle was portrayed to be emotional which was never a very dominant characteristic of this fictional character. The lawsuit further mentions Henry Cavill's Sherlock portraying such emotions that undermine Doyle's copyrighted stories.
Henry Cavill, when confronted about the lawsuit, said that "I mean, honestly, I don't have any take on it. It's a character from a page which we worked out from the screenplay." and also elaborated by saying that "The legal stuff is above my pay grade." Henry Cavill further elaborated that Sherlock Holmes for the rest of the world might be a psychopath, ignorant, and rude but to his sister, Enola his emotions had to change.
Although the actors who have till date played the role of Holmes are Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch. Even though they have portrayed the more cold side of Sherlock some scenes even showed that Sherlock even had a soft corner for a few people around him. Other than that the audience did love and appreciate Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes and a sequel might as well be on its way.
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