… but she’s the sort of, you know, she’s Everygirl, isn’t she? With her ordinary face and her ordinary, you know, thing. And she’s the audience’s way in, the female audience’s way in, I think. She’s not threatening — she’s the girl next door… love makes fools of us all, you know? Who hasn’t been an idiot when you’ve been smitten? I know I have. I mean, I’m not like her at all, but I think when I really like someone, I’m perfectly capable of blundering around making a complete tit of myself. And I think that’s the thing — people have underestimated her because she takes a lot of shit from [Sherlock]. But the fact is that what was obviously delightful about the last series was that you realized she’s not an idiot. She’s quietly taking it all in, and yeah, she’s there. I dunno, I just feel really lucky. It’s like a miniaturist sort of portrait of her because she’s barely in it, really, but that’s just not any sort of an issue. It’s the most wonderful part I’ve played on telly, no doubt, and yet it’s sort of tiny, so it’s a real tribute to the writing because you get, there’s a real journey.