Jared Harris discusses Sherlock Holmes 2’s villain Moriarty
Mad Men star Jared Harris has spoken out about playing iconic villain Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows.
The actor, who makes his Holmes debut in the upcoming sequel, reveals that he approached Moriarty not as a villain, but as a man who sees the world differently.
“I think that for me… [Moriarty]’s amoral,” he tells Collider. “He’s moved beyond the concept of there being a heaven and a hell and a God and a devil, and there being good and evil, he doesn’t believe in it.
“And if you don’t believe in that moral construct, then everyone is free to do whatever they want.”