Monday, December 24, 2012

Doctor Who - The Independent: Matt Smith Interview

Source: The Independent [follow link for complete interview]


THE INDEPENDENT: Interview with ‘Doctor Who’ star Matt Smith: ‘The essence of the show is the same – old alien, hot chick travel through the universe’

By Neela Debnath
Monday, 24 December 2012

Neela Debnath caught up with Matt Smith on the set of ‘Doctor Who’ to talk about the upcoming Christmas special ‘The Snowmen’ and working with Jenna-Louise Coleman...


... Q: What is the difference between the dynamic of the relationship between you and Karen and you and Jenna?

Matt Smith: "Fundamentally, they are different people, so therefore they are different actors. Steven [Moffat] is absolutely writing a different companion and the Doctor is a different man to when I first started. He’s a bit more fully formed now but he’s lived a bit more. He’s got a bit older, he’s lost a lot more and all those things affect how a character is. Add into that, a different type of companion. She’s [Jenna’s character] a completely different type of companion because she’s a completely different person who belongs to completely different times.

The Doctor under Amy and Rory eventually became like their pet, he was just this sort of strange pet that could talk, that would sweep in every now and then. He’s meeting someone new because he presents himself in a hew light and she forces him to be a different version of himself slightly.

As always with Doctor Who, the essence and heartbeat of the show is the same – old alien, hot chick travel through the universe and get into capers. That will always be the heartbeat of the show and it’s whether it’s more flirtatious, whether there’s more attraction, whether there’s more zing, you’ll have to wait and find out. I’m sure we’ll cover all that territory...

This year’s ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special ‘The Snowmen’ will be on 25 December at 5.15pm on BBC1 in the UK, and in the US, on BBC America at 9/8C.


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