For him, there is no fear in rising to the challenge of taking on such a popular and iconic role – and let’s face it, in the wake of David Tennant he’s got quite a job to make the Eleventh Doctor as memorable as the Tenth.
Smith’s one aim when working on Doctor Who is, he says:
‘…Just to give everything I have to this show.
‘I go in, do 14 hours on set, then come home and learn lines. Iâ€™m saying reams of mad dialogue, and you canâ€™t blag that, you have to know it inside out.’
36 years ago a little known actor called Tom Baker took over from the most popular (and longest running) Doctor to date, Jon Pertwee – and became even more popular and longer running! Don’t rule anything out in the worlds of Doctor Who – Matt Smith has every chance of being as popular as David Tennant.