A video interview with new Doctor Who Matt Smith accompanies a WalesOnline feature on the recent press launch, in which the actor gives some more insight into how he approached the role.
We’ve all heard about the Einstein references by now – but there is much more to Smith’s interpretation it seems. One thing is for sure, there can be no doubt that he understands the importance and possibilities inherent in the part.
Of the Doctor, Matt Smith says:
â€œHeâ€™s a thrill seeker, addicted to time travel. He is the mad buffoon genius who saves the world because heâ€™s got a great heart, spirit and soul, but he doesnâ€™t suffer fools. I hope these things come across, but I think Iâ€™ve also injected a bit of my own personality into the role.
â€œHeâ€™s not A or B, heâ€™s A to Z in two lines. He can be anyone, he can be anything, so he asks for complete invention.â€
As if you didn’t know by now, The Eleventh Hour airs this Saturday, 3rd April on BBC One at 6.20pm.