Lucy Liu, “Elementary” Director Season 3, Doesn’t Compare Her Watson To Other Sherlock Holmes Series, But What About A Female Sherlock Holmes?


Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu, “Elementary” director for Season 3, plays Joan Watson in “Elementary.”  Liu says she doesn’t compare her take on the Watson character to Martin Freeman, who plays Watson on the BBC’s series “Sherlock,” or the CBS detective show, “Elementary” or British director Guy Ritchie’s movie series series’ Jude Law.

All three recent adaptations have only proved the popularity of the characters themselves. 

“I don’t really compare myself in that sense because there are so many brilliant actors doing their job.

I think everyone is so unique, so you don’t really have to go out of your way to do something drastically different,” Liu told Radio Times.

“I don’t really compare myself in that sense because there are so many brilliant actors doing their job.

I think everyone is so unique so you don’t really have to go out of your way to do something drastically different.

“Everyone appreciates the different iterations of the actual story of Sherlock and Watson and also the characters, too.

I think that’s why the literature’s used so much – because there’s so much colour in all the characters and their dynamic together.” Liu character’s gender is a big break from Conan-Doyle’s”original literature”, but what does Liu think about a female Sherlock Holmes?  “I haven’t really given much thought to it – I think in general there are a lot more female roles now than there have been in the past and especially more so on television and that’s why a lot of people are drawn to doing television right now,” she told Radio times.

“I would like to see more female roles out there overall.” Liu is famous for her role in the movies “Charlie’s Angels” and “Kill Bill,” her TV role of Ling Woo in “Ally McBeal,” and most recently as Sherlock Holmes’ female costar the series Elementary.

But the 46-year-old actress says she’d love to appear in more comedies.Liu also voiced Master Viper in “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” for Dreamworks Animation on Nickolodeon since 2011.

   

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