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Alright, Dr Who?

Matt SmithSnippets of Matt Smith’s interview in Esquire are appearing across the press today – hardly a surprise as appearing in the mens style magazine represents a fantastic opportunity for Matt to attract new viewers to Doctor Who.

You can guarantee the tone of the interview is in sharp contract to one fund in Doctor Who Magazine or the Radio Times – and with gorgeous Karen Gillan as the new companion we won’t be surprised to see similar interviews in women’s fashion magazines in the coming weeks.

Most notable in the interview are facts that Smith’s mother encouraged him to go for the role after David Tennant announced his departure, as well as his individual sartorial style drawing comparisons with the Time Lord at university.

“At university I had a big coloured scarf, and people would often say, ‘Alright, Doctor Who?’ And I thought, I rather liked the notion.”

Meanwhile Smith was also quoted describing the Doctor’s character and his audition performance – some possible hints here on how the Eleventh Doctor might behave/react.

“I tried to make it as funny as it should be but it’s a bit like playing Hamlet,” he said. “It has to be your version. The Doctor is so committed, whoever plays him.

“So I tried to be creative and artistic, and silly, and crazy, and also the cleverest man in the world, and part of that is there’s a rapidity to the way he speaks.”

He added: “He’s an intergalactic genius, a superhero-ish, mad, fumbling, bumbling, science geek. He’s everything you can pluck from any universe and put into him.”

Esquire is in newsagents this Friday, 5th March.

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