Speaking to SFX, Smith said,
“When I’m getting stressed about something, about a phone call or e-mail or whatever, I… try and be more like [the Doctor].Â He always gives people a chance.Â And I really have learnt a lot about myself from playing him, because when you spend time with someone who’s so good, [you start] thinking in those patterns and those ways.”
How many actors can say that about their roles?
Smith also gave his usual praise to Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat:
“I definitely feel as though he’s writing more and more for me.Â Which is really rewarding, to have a writer of that calibre writing for you. The rapidity and the craft with which he produces these scripts is quite heroic, I think.”
Matt, with a name like The Grand Moff (yes, that’s what his mother called him), how can you call Steven a hero?Â He’s more of a villain that we all happen to love.
Doctor Who’s back this 25 December with A Christmas Carol, followed by a spring premiere for Series 6 (Season 32), which is filming in the US as we speak!
(Via Digital Spy)