Elementary star Lucy Liu gives a tour of the NY set.
Yay, Lucy is on another magazine cover promoting Elementary! The feature title, “Looking Good, Watson!”, while super true, does not set the tone of the article at all (like, not even ONE sonnet dedicated to her freckles, ugh).
Instead, it offers some DID YOU KNOW?s about the Sherlock Holmes canon and has some insight from the show creator and actors about their approach to Elementary, which is pretty cool too I guess. Here are some quotes:
Jonny on what he found particularly interesting about the stories
For me, it was absolutely his drug use, which I know has been mentioned and acknowledged once or twice outside of the books. If you read the books, it’s really interesting. One of the things that jumped out at me was that the drugs never really dictated plot. It never really informed or altered the course of the story. Some of them are just throwaway lines. You know, early in a book, Watson will mention his drug use or that Sherlock got bored today and used cocaine, and that’s it. You won’t see it mentioned again in the rest of the book, and I love that.
Lucy on how she felt being offered the role
I felt there was a great deal of pressure in signing on to something that was yet another Sherlock Holmes and Watson. So I thought, ‘well, maybe this isn’t for me.’ And then when Jonny came on, which was really an exciting idea for the part, I thought it was really brilliant, and it changed the entire color of the project for me.