Huffpost TV

Robert Downey Jr. Talks 'Sherlock Holmes' Expert on 'Kimmel' (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

Robert Downey Jr. stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) last night to talk about his new film,"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."

He acknowledged the problems inherent in portraying such a beloved figure and said that during shooting he'd run foul of the leading Sherlock Holmes expert, who was advising on accuracy.

Seeing that the guy was very upset about something, Downey asked what he had done wrong.

Turns out that whilst in character as Holmes, Downey called Watson (Jude Law) "John," which is a huge no-no. The disappointed expert told Downey that Holmes would never call his trusty sidekick by his first name: "Only call him 'Watson' or 'Mr. Watson.'"

TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

Around the Web

Robert Downey Jr.'s Interview With Jimmy Kimmel

Robert Downey Jr FANS's Videos | Facebook

Robert Downey Jr on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1

"Robert Downey, Jr." Gallery - Photo 1 - -

Robert Downey Jr., Kathy Griffin and “The X Factor” Judges visit ...

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! Season 9 Episode 180 online | Robert ...

The Late Night TV Page - Talk Show Guest Listings

Robert Downey Jr on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 2 Video

Guy Ritchie Talks Directing Robert Downey Jr. And Wrestling In Drag

Jimmy Kimmel Live guest for the week of Dec 12