London, Apr 3 (PTI) Actor Lara Pulver revealed she almost reunited with her “Sherlock” co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in “Patrick Melrose”.Also Read - Scotland Detects 6 Omicron COVID Variant Cases, UK Total at 9

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 - Karnataka Seeks Travel Ban on Passengers Coming From Nations Hit By Omicron Covid Variant

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 - South Africa Slams Countries Imposing Travel Bans on Fears of Omicron, Calls it 'Knee-Jerk Reaction'

“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.

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