Body language from post Q&A was very telling. Both Martin and Amanda displayed comforting ritual to Benedict, checking him and rhythmically touching him with pats and shoulder holds, she even did the rubbing back action. They both ended by affirmative smiles and confirmation he was OK. Steven Moffat was exhibiting anger, frustration and need to vent. (Watch the footage in the short video of Amanda and Benedict, then look at Steven) The cast and writers were not happy and used group comforting body language to reconnect. Facial expression, as shown above, also was concern, then comfort then affirmation.
If this video was after the Q&A maybe Benedict felt some misplaced responsibility for the disastrous Q&A because Caitlin Moran is a friend of his.
Good god Tumblr, REALLY?! This is getting beyond silly now. This is a private and innocent exchange being filmed (probably without them even knowing) and it’s NOBODY’S business. NOBODY knows what is being discussed there and to gossip and tattle about a subject so damn delicate - in turn planting your interpretation into other people’s minds, is ludicrous! It’s controversial enough without all this sort of chat. Everybody, and the actors themselves, do not need this sort of unnecessary added drama over such a pure and charming moment.