Q: Do you see a link between Julian who is so brilliant and arrogant and Sherlock who is also brilliant and perceived as arrogant?
BC: I think it’s a pretty obvious but slightly lazy association. I think they’re very, very different characters for obvious reasons. Can you spot any differences?
Q: Well I didn’t think about it until just now but you’re an actor playing them…
BC: Yeah but I don’t need to impart that to an audience. I think it’s pretty obvious. If you’re saying that I conform to a type in my work, sure."
Benedict turns an interview about The Fifth Estate back on the interviewer, who obviously had their own agenda. This is from the very end of the interview, all of which Benedict handled with grace and patience.