“They’re the same person, they’ve just gone different ways. Moriarty has to match Sherlock, he has to be intelligent and quick-witted. He has to understand him. He has a total obsession with Sherlock, and I think Sherlock is obsessed with him, too. They need one another. People love the relationship between John and Sherlock because it’s about friendship, it’s about what it means to love someone else. Moriarty doesn’t have any friends, he doesn’t have anyone to love, that’s why he’s become sociopathic. I wanted to show little glimpses of Moriarty’s vulnerability. You can’t go down that road too much because that’s not what one’s job is when playing the main antagonist, but you got to see that towards the very end, when we realize he’s going to kill himself. He’s a very desolate, very lonely, very unhappy person.” -Andrew Scott
lol Radio Times clearly got Richard Brook to write this. This is what he really said:
Q – What’s it like to work with Andrew Scott?
He’s brilliant. He’s another person that when he was cast it was music to my ears. I was familiar with his stage work and I just knew they’d got someone brilliant for something that was a very big ask and he was just amazing. I knew it was another actor on set who would just raise my game. It would be nothing without that anmity between Homes and Moriarty so its very sad that he put a gun in his mouth and blew his head off! But he’s brilliant and I adore him and he’s just a joy to work with and he’s so supportive. He’s just a wonderful human being. [x]