Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith said he felt “too old” to play the Doctor again when asked if he could return to the show.
Ancient Doctor Who star Matt Smith says he feels “too oldto play the Doctor again when asked if he might return to the show. Smith portrayed the eleventh incarnation of the Time Lord from 2010 to 2013. Doctor Who is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2023, which will also see the arrival of the new Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa.
Announced as the next incarnation of the Doctor to follow David Tennant’s portrayal in 2009, Smith was at the time the youngest actor to play the role at the age of 26. Debuting in the final moments of “The end of time – Part 2,“Smith’s Doctor showcased a youthful, eccentric, and energetic personality who remained throughout his tenure. As Smith left the show in 2013, news of Tennant’s return to Doctor WhoThe 60th birthday has led to fans expressing hope that Smith will return as part of the celebrations.
During Interview with the Rolling Stones about his role in Dragon HouseSmith was asked if he would return to Doctor Who in the future. While the actor said he would be open to returning, he also clarified that the decision would be primarily based on the quality of the script. Smith also admitted that despite wanting to return, he also doubted it was a good move, explaining that he felt too old to reprise the role. Check out Smith’s response below.
“Maybe, if it was the right script. I mean, I don’t know if I’m too old now. It would have to be really good.”
With Smith expressing reluctance, he may not appear in the 2023 60th anniversary specials. Smith previously hinted at a potential 60th anniversary appearance in an interview in November 2021, where, at the time, he indicated that no one had been in touch with him about reprising his role, but nonetheless expressed excitement about what returning showrunner Russell T Davies would do. bring to the show.
Smith’s incarnation of the Doctor is fondly remembered for his ambitious fairy tale-inspired adventures and adventurous, eccentric yet compassionate personality. As such, many fans who grew up with the Eleventh Doctor may be discouraged to hear Smith’s doubts about his return, as well as his likely absence from the 2023 celebrations. However, Smith also praised the cast of Gatwa and endorsed Davies’ return to the show, showing that Doctor Who still holds a special place in his heart. With Smith’s open interest in Doctor Whoof the future and his willingness to return under certain circumstances, the Eleventh Doctor could still have future adventures in space and time.
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Source: Rolling Stone
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