Robert Downey Jr. Talks Improvising, Co-Stars and ‘Sherlock Holmes’
One of the most anticipated sequels of the year was finally being released this past weekend: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Returning to the role of the English detective is Robert Downey Jr., who received rave reviews for his portrayal in the 2009 original. But ever the team player, Downey won’t take sole credit for the film’s success: in an interview with Collider, Downey talks about his co-stars in the film and how they helped make the sequel worthwhile.
Many have commented on the interplay between Downey and his counterpart Dr. Watson, Jude Law. Downey describes that some of that energy comes from improvising on the script, revealing, “The goal is to make a well-written scene seem like it’s improvised, and come up with things that you find in the room, that you couldn’t have known until you get into the real situation. You just try to improve things, as you go along.”
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opens in theaters on December 16.