Doctor Who star Matt Smith has already firmly ensconced himself in the “legend” category following his recent visit to a young cancer survivor over Christmas, but some of his other activities – such as recent comments concerning short skirts and Florence and the Machine – are certainly helping to keep the rascal in place.
First off, Matt has defended Amy Pond actress Karen Gillan over the old Miniskirtgate fuss that was stoked by the Daily Mail in 2010 following The Eleventh Hour.
“I know those short skirts caused a furore but I say bring them on. I see nothing wrong with celebrating women and their sexiness.
“There’s absolutely nothing exploitative or demeaning about it.”
In our opinion, hiding Karen Gillan’s legs would be a crime against humanity, so we’re backing Matt on this.
On the second point, however, we’re not too sure. One of Matt’s friends is Florence and the Machine star Florence Welch, and she would like to appear in Doctor Who apparently – something Mr Smith is quite happy with, as you might recall from a previous interview.
“We’d have some fun and games – me and Karen [Gillan] are like naughty children as it is.”
One can quite imagine! Interestingly some recent casting – barely recognisable drama regulars Elizabeth Berrington (Waterloo Yawn Road) and Adrian Schiller (Being Human, Ashes to Ashes) – seems far less inspired that casting Ms Welch, so maybe we’ll go for it.