MARTIN FREEMAN TALKS NEW FX/CHANNEL 4 SERIES FARGO, THE “EVERYMAN” LABEL AND OUR OBSESSION WITH DARKER TV
Martin Freeman, star of The Office, Sherlock and The Hobbit does not like the term ‘Everyman.’
“I think that reaction to my work a lot of time is Pavlovian,” the actor told ScreenSpy last week. “I mean, I’ve played a few of those,” he adds, “but I think people a lot of the time see that it’s me playing it, and that’s the connection they make. Do you know what I mean? Because I’m not playing a Frenchman with a hump, whereas actually Tim from The Office ain’t the same as Sherlock, which ain’t the same Bilbo Baggins.
“Of course, you want to do different things, and you want to challenge people’s perceptions of you, and you want to challenge your own work, and your own perceptions of what it is you do, because it’s very easy sometimes to believe your own reviews and you go, oh, maybe I am an everyman. And then I think, actually, no, that’s bullshit. I know I’m not.”
Full interview Via ScreenSpy.com