When you’ve spent time on a long running hit show, especially one that has such cult status as Doctor Who, it’s almost inevitable that someone will get around to asking you about the show in it’s current form. Fans expect that you are a fan of the show since you once started in it and that you are likely to be even more in the know about all the gossip and details of what goes on behind the scenes.
A few of the past actors to have played the Doctor have already been asked about their thoughts on the new guy taking the role. Paul McGann as said that Capaldi “could turn out to be the best of the lot” while Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy have all called him “brilliant” and are excited to see him on the show.
Back in October, Tennant jokingly called Capaldi “lazy” for using his native Scottish accent as the Doctor; Tennant famously took on an English accent for his time on the show instead of using his own Scottish voice. But recently at tv press conference, he was once again asked about he in-coming Peter Capaldi.
Tennant mentioned that he had gotten the chance to speak with Capaldi and that after their conversation he was “excited” to see the show especially after hearing how much of a “great time” Capaldi had while filming. “His [Peter’s] enthusiasm is infectious for it.”
Tennant, soon to be seen on US television in Gracepoint, the FOX remake of the BBC hit Broadchurch, was also asked about the script leak that recently occurred. He stated that while he’d heard reports about the leak, he had not seen any of the scripts, adding that he “wouldn’t know where to look, so I haven’t found it.”
I daresay Mr. Tennant is still just as much of a fanboy for the show as we all are, and would like to remain as spoiler free as possible before the actual airing of Capaldi’s first episode of the show debuts on 23rd August. I personally know a few people that have gone looking and read the leaked scripts, but for as much as I love getting to know all the behind-the-scenes info and things before seeing a show or movie, even I am keeping a healthy distance from any of it. Just seems to be much more fun experiencing it all at the same time as the rest of the fandom!