magical-adventures:

Lara: […] “After Take 1 of being in nothing but Louboutin shoes, Martin and Benedict were both so unbelievably supportive – as the whole crew and staff were – that it no longer became a challenge and, in a weird way, it became really empowering. And you’re completely vulnerable and you’re naked and everyone can see everything and there’s nothing to hide behind, so all of a sudden you find a sense of power in it, and playfulness.”

Mark: “What listeners don’t know is that Lara is naked as she speaks now. She was so empowered by it, she’s carried it through! In fact, we all are!” […] 

Lara:
“But at one point I was literally straddling your [Ben’s] thigh, naked, with my boobs in your face!”

Benedict:
“I remember (laughs).
It’s not an easy thing to do and even though it was a controlled situation it takes an awful lot of guts to do it. It’s brilliant, because it utterly works. He [Sherlock] has no idea what to do.”

Lara:
“And that’s the main thing. If it’s nudity for nudity’s sake, then you kind of … ugh, but this completely serves the story.”

Mark:
“It’s also a very neat parallel that they’re both trying to work out what to wear to meet each other. Sherlock eventually decides on one tiny detail …”

Benedict:
“It’s like every first date, then!”

(Audio Commentary - A Scandal in Belgravia)

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