London, Apr 3 (PTI) Actor Lara Pulver revealed she almost reunited with her “Sherlock” co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in “Patrick Melrose”.Also Read - Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai Ties Knot In Private Ceremony, Calls It ‘Precious Day’ Of Life

The 37-year-old actor, who played Irene Adler in the BBC One series, said director of the forthcoming series had approached her about the possibility to play Cumberbatch’s wife in the new show. Also Read - Not Relocating: Reliance Industries Deny Reports Of Mukesh Ambani, Family Moving to London

Things, however, did not come to fruition as both of them agreed that the established chemistry between the actors would have interfered with the new project’s plot line. Also Read - Sweet Surprise! Teenager Finds 100-Year-Old Love Letter Hidden Under Bedroom Floor

“Well, the director of Ben’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ project did call to ask about me playing his wife, but we both decided it wouldn’t work. When you’ve already been seen in a relationship together on such a large scale…” she told The Telegraph.

Cumberbatch plays an aristocratic philanderer struggling with substance abuse in the Sky Atlantic series.

Pulver also wrote off the possibility of her comeback on “Sherlock”.

“She’s not in any more of the books, and how could you top that episode (where Irene greets Sherlock naked) anyway?” “The nude thing was what grabbed headlines, when it was such a well-crafted episode, such a brilliant piece of writing and she was such a great character. And I’m naive, but you see more of Ben’s b**t than you do of me,” she added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.