Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Was Matt Smith destined to be The Doctor on Doctor Who?

Photo: Alisa Connan/ESQUIRE

The April Issue of Esquire magazine will have an interview with the Eleventh Doctor himself, 27 years old Matt Smith.

Seems that Matt Smith had all the signs that would lead him one day to play the larger-than life role of one of Science-Fiction's most beloved icons: The Doctor.

Apparently he had earned the nickname of ''Doctor Who'' at university because he was wearing a scarf that was similar to the one the fourth Doctor was wearing.

At university I had a big coloured scarf and people would often say, 'All right, Doctor Who?' And I thought, I rather liked that notion.

Also, his mother told him that he would be a perfect Doctor, one week before David Tennant announced his departure from the beloved role.

About the Doctor, Smith said: He's an intergalactic genius, a superhero-ish, mad, fumbling, bumbling science geek. He's everything you can pluck from any universe and put into him.

Smith also offered some thoughts as to why the Doctor is not a good lover of women, despite having several women around him and being in love with him. The actor explained that: It's because he's too busy. He finds humans fascinating, but imagine if you'd travelled round for 900-plus years on your own with this great weight behind you. He's an addict - if he stopped saving the world, he'd be in real trouble.

The interview will be in the April issue of Esquire magazine out on March 4th.


1 comment:

  1. Hummmm... I still say he's going to fill some huge shoes and I might, just might give him ONE chance of convincing me he's a good Doctor.