Published on September 27th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett
Matt Smith: “It would be madness” to leave
There have been rumours that Matt Smith may be handing in the keys to the TARDIS soon. One red top tabloid newspaper recently ran an article with the strap line “I QUIT” next to a picture of Matt Smith dressed as the Doctor, panicked fans (and indeed the entire Kasterborous team) breathed a sigh of relief upon reading the article to discover that the quote was a complete red herring and no such statement had been made.
Thank goodness, really, as Matt Smith is brilliant as the Doctor.
In fact, speaking with the Radio Times recently, the actor confirmed that he was enjoying the work that Doctor Who provides for him and has no immediate plans to leave the role of the Doctor just yet.
In a powerful statement, the actor went on to say:
I don’t think there’s any point in concerning yourself with what you might be doing if you weren’t doing this…It would be madness – total madness – to be wishing it away when it’s such a gift.
Matt has confirmed that he’ll be filming new episodes next year as well as the specials for the fiftieth anniversary that we’re all drooling over (or is that just the team at Kasterborous? We’ve all had to start wearing wellies to work!) and after that who knows? He may stay; he may go, let’s just take a leaf out of his book and enjoy the moment of the Eleventh Doctor while he’s still going strong!