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Published on November 11th, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds

Smith Embraces the Madness

You thought you loved the Eleventh Doctor now, well Matt Smith wants to take his favourite of the Doctor’s trait and take it even further- making his Doctor even more enduring.

There’s no doubt that Matt has made the role his own but there is one aspect of his personality he would adopt in his day to day life; his self confidence (awww, bless him.)

Talking to the Telegraph Smith said:

“He’s not afraid to be himself – which is liberating and endearing. He’s never underhand – just a bit mad. I want to embrace the madness and push it further!”

Smith sites last series The Lodger, where the Doctor passes himself off as human, as a prime example of his Doctors ‘spirit and good grace’.

He also says his journey into the TARDIS was aided by his predecessor David Tennant:

“I talked to David when I got the part. He said, ‘If you ever need to talk about anything, give me a buzz’. But it has to be your own journey. I don’t want to be bugging David. You have to learn these things for yourself.”

And its these changes to the shows flexible format that he believes makes the show so special:

“The show remains so well loved and has such longevity because it has the best ever TV drama format,” he says. “It is not bound by anything. It is not limited by space, time or genre. The Doctor can be reinvented in any way you like. Anything goes.

Everyone wants to see this charismatic, alien, bonkers professor turn up and save the day. We’ll never tire of that.”

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series is available now on DVD for £45.93

Matt can next be seen as the Doctor in the Christmas Special later this year.

(via The Telegraph)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




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