Though he may inspire many with his passionate performance as the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith receives greater satisfaction from the response he gets from Doctor Who’s younger audience.
Smith appreciation stems from the way children view the show when compared to the adult audience:
“I like children. I like spending time with children, because they’re interesting, and they’re interested. They’re not cynical. I trust the responses of children. I trust their honesty. I watch children to see how they react to stuff. They don’t miss much!”
What interests Matt the most is their devotion to the character rather than the celebrity, that to them, Matt really is ‘just that silly old man who travels around in a police box.’
Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine Matt also praises the passion of the shows American fans:
“I love the fans in America because they’re good at being fans. They’re passionate. But the great thing about fans here is you get a lot more kids in the UK. Kids are the best.”