28 Reasons To Worship Louise Brealey, AKA Molly From "Sherlock"

From a love of treehouses to touching Benedict Cumberbatch's armpit hair – Louise Brealey is one awesome lady. Plus, SHE'S MOLLY HOOPER. SPOILERS for series three!

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But you probably know her as Molly from Sherlock.

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Louise is basically one of the coolest women on the planet, and she is also the Dream Best Mate you never even knew you wanted. But trust me, after reading this, you will be so in love with Louise you will become the Molly to her Sherlock.

Behold the 28 reasons why we should all worship Louise Brealey!

1. She made Steven Moffat break his own rules.

Via fanpop.com

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' first rule when writing Sherlock was to never introduce a regular character that wasn't in the Doyle books – but Louise was so brilliant as Molly they changed their minds. Louise, 1; Moffat, 0.

2. She tweets photos of things like baby flying foxes wrapped in blankets.

It's goodnight from me and it's goodnight from 15 heat-stressed baby flying foxes rescued in Oz. Good night.

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

It's goodnight from me and it's goodnight from 15 heat-stressed baby flying foxes rescued in Oz. Good night.

05:37 PM - 11 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. As well as behind-the-scenes Sherlock gems like this – but only when Twitter is on its best behaviour.

Since you've all been so nice - apart from the odd man who wanted to fuck me in half - here's Rupert in Una's hat.

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Since you've all been so nice - apart from the odd man who wanted to fuck me in half - here's Rupert in Una's hat.

12:22 PM - 8 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. She has the best birthdays.

Benedict just let me fiddle with his damp hair as a birthday treat. Apparently you have to 'twist and diffuse'. Gulp.

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Benedict just let me fiddle with his damp hair as a birthday treat. Apparently you have to 'twist and diffuse'. Gulp.

09:52 AM - 27 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. She understands the undeniable power that is Una Stubbs (aka Mrs Hudson).

When I grow up I want to be Una Stubbs.

10. And a fan of feminist rocks.

Stones thrown by Suffragettes through Parliament's windows a hundred years ago. (via @thefworduk)

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Stones thrown by Suffragettes through Parliament's windows a hundred years ago. (via @thefworduk)

05:48 PM - 3 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"I think Page 3, Nuts and Zoo are bullshit. I don't wax my pubic hair off. I don't think working in a titty bar getting fivers shoved up your bum is empowering. And I'm bored of pictures of women in their smalls on buses with fuck-me mouths."

12. And she loves J-Law. Obvs.

I love Jennifer Lawrence. #fuckthethighgap #eatmorepies (via @ferdosnandos & @RosieWyatt)

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

I love Jennifer Lawrence. #fuckthethighgap #eatmorepies (via @ferdosnandos & @RosieWyatt)

07:38 AM - 28 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. She can also preach.

I wish I could have back the hours, days and weeks that I must've wasted worrying about my 'big' thighs. Don't do it, kids. #fuckthethighgap

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

I wish I could have back the hours, days and weeks that I must've wasted worrying about my 'big' thighs. Don't do it, kids. #fuckthethighgap

02:38 PM - 3 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

PREACH.

Right. I'll try that again... Just seen @Weightwatchers ad in which woman says she's closer to her daughter now she's thin. Jesus. #2013

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Right. I'll try that again... Just seen @Weightwatchers ad in which woman says she's closer to her daughter now she's thin. Jesus. #2013

12:54 PM - 7 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. She is more than happy to discuss the many times she's touched Benedict Cumberbatch.

At one point filming the slapping bit I may have got confused and done a stage slap (they involve slapping your own hand).

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

At one point filming the slapping bit I may have got confused and done a stage slap (they involve slapping your own hand).

04:38 AM - 13 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I may also have slapped the end of Benedict's nose.

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

I may also have slapped the end of Benedict's nose.

04:43 AM - 13 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lots of you asking about how #Sherlocksnogs... Yes he kissed nice. It was all very thrilling. You know, WITH THE WINDOW SMASHING AND THAT.

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Lots of you asking about how #Sherlocksnogs... Yes he kissed nice. It was all very thrilling. You know, WITH THE WINDOW SMASHING AND THAT.

06:32 PM - 1 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Four takes, since you're asking. *professional face* IT WAS TRICKY TO GET RIGHT #SherlockLives #SherlockSnogs

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Four takes, since you're asking. *professional face* IT WAS TRICKY TO GET RIGHT #SherlockLives #SherlockSnogs

04:13 PM - 1 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You naughty girls. I love that you all appear to be watching that kiss on a loop. P.S. I told him the hair-ruffle was hot. #Sherlocksnogs

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

You naughty girls. I love that you all appear to be watching that kiss on a loop.

P.S. I told him the hair-ruffle was hot.

#Sherlocksnogs

06:14 PM - 2 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Alright, alright. Kiss fractionally more fun than slap. Both smashing. Now go to sleep, you bad, bad girls! So glad you loved the showX

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Alright, alright.

Kiss fractionally more fun than slap. Both smashing.

Now go to sleep, you bad, bad girls!

So glad you loved the showX

06:49 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. She can refer to Martin Freeman as just "Martin" without sounding like a wanker.

Just found this on me dad's shelf. I don't think Martin's in this one.

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Just found this on me dad's shelf. I don't think Martin's in this one.

05:53 PM - 25 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fucking hell, Martin is amazing. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. #SherlockLives

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Fucking hell, Martin is amazing. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. #SherlockLives

04:23 PM - 1 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. But she sometimes "does a Molly" in real life when talking to other celebrities.

Jared Leto just touched my arm and said Hey, how's it going and I turned into Molly Hooper. #NAMEDROP

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Jared Leto just touched my arm and said Hey, how's it going and I turned into Molly Hooper. #NAMEDROP

02:10 PM - 20 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. She knows how to have a good time.

23. Plus, she's always wanted to live in a treehouse. A TREEHOUSE.

I bought my flat because it was like a treehouse and I always wanted to live in a treehouse. #nothotmanintree

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

I bought my flat because it was like a treehouse and I always wanted to live in a treehouse. #nothotmanintree

06:26 AM - 13 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

24. She's basically a Sherlock fangirl.

I am at the BBC for a screening of The Whale (which is great). I may be drunk. #Slurlock

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

I am at the BBC for a screening of The Whale (which is great). I may be drunk. #Slurlock

04:37 PM - 13 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

My power over you grows stronger yet. Genius. #phantomsherlolly (via @hmmSHERLOCK)

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

My power over you grows stronger yet. Genius. #phantomsherlolly (via @hmmSHERLOCK)

09:07 AM - 25 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

25. She's also a Whovian.

Ex'tree'minate! *goes back to sleep after tremendous mental effort* (via @RichardWiseman)

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Ex'tree'minate! *goes back to sleep after tremendous mental effort* (via @RichardWiseman)

04:45 AM - 15 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Had a little cry at Tom Baker's cameo.

26. So she knows good telly when she sees it.

I have seen my first #Gogglebox. I am now obsessed.

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

I have seen my first #Gogglebox. I am now obsessed.

07:34 PM - 27 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

WHAT IF THEY DO SHERLOCK ON IT?! #gogglebox

27. She's into campanology – yup, ringing bells. BELLS, GUYS.

"For a couple of years, I was very excited about church. I joined up for the bell-ringing... It's quite exciting because you could be whipped up to the ceiling and have your neck broken."

28. SHE IS MOLLY HOOPER FROM SHERLOCK.

And here's me at the front door. Helpfully, I'm pointing out the number.

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

And here's me at the front door. Helpfully, I'm pointing out the number.

12:29 PM - 8 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

SHE IS MOLLY.

Bye bye, Molly Hooper. #goldenwrap #notthesamethingasagoldenshower

Louise Brealey@louisebrealey

Bye bye, Molly Hooper. #goldenwrap #notthesamethingasagoldenshower

03:58 PM - 18 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

How could anyone else possible compete with that?

Answer: YOU CAN'T. Which is why being her best mate would be the next best thing to actually being her.