Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat: 'Molly broke our first rule'
Some quotes from the Digital Spy’s article (read more here):
"She’s really interesting, Molly, because she was an absolute one-scene character for the pilot but Loo Brealey was just so fantastic" Moffat said. He continued: "I think she’s fascinating because over time, certainly by the time you get to the second series, she wins every encounter with Sherlock. All the time, always. And by being honest and truthful with him. He’s so on the back foot now with Molly, I think it’s hilarious."
Gatiss added: "It’s a fascinating thing because it’s a new idea. We were doing the pilot and I said, ‘What if she has a boyfriend and Sherlock says he’s gay?’. That rolled on to the whole thing with Jim and it massively expanded. It’s so much to do with Loo’s interpretation making it so heartwarming."
Cumberbatch said of Molly and Sherlock’s changing relationship: "It’s a beautiful thing. It’s just a lovely thing. "She’s extraordinary. She’s a wonderful actress, Louise Brealey. So it’s really good fun, that strain of it. All the characters feature more. All of them are back and all of them play a role." He added: “It’s also about what she has, which is independence. She may be quiet, she may be retiring but she’s a strong woman at the same time. Just because she’s fallen for a couple of sociopaths doesn’t necessarily rule her out as a sane and courageous and strong woman.”