Matt Smith confirms ‘Who’ role until at least 2014
Matt Smith has revealed that he’ll keep playing The Doctor until at least 2014.
The actor had already been confirmed his involvement in all episodes up till the 2013 Christmas special.
Matt, who plays the 11th incarnation of The Doctor said: “His first episode sounds great. It hasn’t been written yet but the idea is as brilliant and as mental as you’d expect from Steven. So there’s a lot to look forward to. When Steven was going to pitch the next season to me not long ago, he said, ‘Are you ready to cry?’”
Matt goes on to say how he can’t wait to get stuck into Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, adding: “We want to do 50 years — and everyone that’s been associated with the show — justice. We want to go, ‘Look, world, here is Doctor Who. It’s 50 years old, a science-fiction show, still going and going from strength to strength’. Steven will do something brilliant. He’ll do something grand or maybe something very simple but he’ll come to it as a fan. He’ll go, ‘What would I want to see?’”
He adds that he struggled to come to terms with what the role meant when he took it on, saying: “If you remember, when I took over, no one thought it would work. I was ‘too young’. David (Tennant) had come from a stellar era. I was unknown. For a month or two when I started I was like, ‘This is impossible. I can’t’ — just the pressure of it. Everyone was sort of going, ‘Go on, show us what you’ve got.’ I told myself, ‘If I can get through this I can get through anything’.”
Doctor Who is expected back on our screens later this month.
Watch a trailer for the new series below.