Published on March 9th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
Smith: The Doctor is Reckless
Matt Smith’s interview with The Guardian over the weekend revealed a few hints as to the character of the Eleventh Doctor, and a little about Amy Pond.
If you haven’t had a chance to take in the full interview, it’s among our favourite links of the last few months – if you’re too busy, however, Digital Spy have taken the time to pick a few bits out.
According to Smith, the Eleventh Doctor is “reckless”:
“He’s a little reckless. He’ll walk into a room and have a million things to do.
“And, as opposed to knowing exactly how to get out, he’ll take it up to the precipice: don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, and boom, there’s the idea.
“And it’s a bit mad and reckless. It’s very doof, doof, doof. And he’s got a companion who I think is the hardest to handle. And she’s quite mad. But The Doctor’s quite mad as well. So together…”
A quick view of episodes such as The Parting of the Ways and The Waters of Mars reveals that the Ninth and Tenth Doctors could both be described accurately as “reckless” – interestingly they waited until towards the end of their incarnations.