The End for Matt Smith?

Over the past few weeks we have seen that the futures of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill have been left open to question following the end of shooting on Doctor Who Series 6 with both talking about looking for other roles. But so far, nothing has come from Matt Smith  – until now.

A review in today’s Mirror reveals that Matt is actively courting Hollywood, and with no confirmation yet concerning a seventh series of Doctor Who and no news regarding the beginning of filming (which would normally be expected to begin around now) we’re left asking:

Just what is going on, BBC?

First up, we hear that Matt is travelling to LA for meetings…

“I’m going over to Los Angeles this week to dip my head in the pond,” Matt reveals. “I am going to be having loads of meetings with film people and that sort of stuff.

“I have a lot of ambitions. I would like one day to direct and I just want to keep doing quality work. LA is kinda groovy – I really like it out there.”

Now we all know that many try and fail to make it in the USA, but to be in position to try, surely you have to be prepared to leave everything behind back in the UK…?

“I take each day as it comes,” says Matt wisely. “You can only try your best and see what rubs off.

“Would I get a big part, who knows? Sadly, that is not up to me.

“That all depends on people in the American film industry and whether they want to put me there.

“But I certainly won’t complain if that happens.”

Clearly, Matt isn’t saying “I’m done with Doctor Who” but at the same time let’s be honest. Arthur and Karen seem to be moving on and Matt’s flying to the USA for meetings about movies, which indicates that either he’s left the show, or the next series has been cancelled or postponed…

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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