Have you ever imagined Sherlock Holmes as a female, well the creators of Sherlock have recently shared who they would like to see play the role.
Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss both gave a hint at the names of several actresses that they would like to see play a female Sherlock Holmes.
The topic came about while they were having a live stream talk that marked 10 years of the duo’s Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted BBC One series. During the online Q&A they responded to the question asked by a fan.
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss listed names like Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman, Michelle Gomez, and Jodie Comer, as their top choices to play the role of Sherlock if the gender ever were to be flipped.
“There’s quite a few [possibilities],” – said Moffat in the Q&A.
Moffat then discussed why it would be easy to cast Sherlock as a woman because they would not have to change anything at all about the character.
“I think we could sit here [and] generate quite a lot of names of female Sherlock Holmes.” – Moffat added.
He went on to say: “I think that part would go female very easily. I don’t think you have to do anything. Change the pronouns and you don’t even have to change the name. Sherlock Holmes could be a woman quite easily.”
Sherlock’s BBC adaptation is one of several that are centered around the character of Sherlock Holmes that was created by Arthur Conan Doyle.
The difficult question to answer was trying to figure out the actress to take the role of Dr. Watson. Although this has already been done with Lucy Liu taking the role in Elementary – the US adaptation of the classic detective stories.
Over recent years the idea of flipping the gender of film and TV characters has been picking up, with the role of Doctor Who being taken over in 2017 by Jodie Whittaker.
So let’s see if they do ever make a female role of Sherlock, now that we know that it’s not impossible.