'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbach appreciates your dirty fan fiction and Tumblr art


Since the dawn of time -- or at least, of television -- where you find a cult fan following, you're pretty much guaranteed to find surprisingly smutty fan fiction. These days, fan fiction is no dirty secret -- authors like E.L. James and Cassandra Clare got their start as fanfic writers online, and they're now enjoying the spoils of multimillion dollar franchises.The actors and writers behind the source material have varied reactions to the fan fiction craze, but one actor who won't be petitioning to shut down your Tumblr porn is "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbach. With "Sherlock's" Season 2 about to begin on PBS, MTV sat down with the actor to ask him about the part of the fandom that enjoys portraying his character and Martin Freeman's in a sexual relationship."I am startlingly aware of it," Cumberbatch says coyly. "I don't go seeking it, but Martin Freeman, who was an absolute Luddite on the first...



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