Matt Smith Explains His Doctor

Wondering what kind of Doctor Matt Smith will be, with his first season of Doctor Who still a month away? The answer, according to the man himself, is "very doof" and "a bit mad." But let's let him explain...

Talking to the British Guardian newspaper, Smith described his Doctor:

He's a little reckless. He'll walk into a room and have a million things to do. And, as opposed to knowing exactly how to get out, he'll take it up to the precipice: don't know, don't know, don't know, and boom, there's the idea. And it's a bit mad and reckless. It's very doof, doof, doof. And he's got a companion who I think is the hardest to handle. And she's quite mad. But the Doctor's quite mad as well... I think it's impossible to escape that [melancholy side] with the Doctor. He's lost so many people and devastated so much… bad or good, he's brought whole empires down. He's seen a lot, and that's part of his personality. But that's also what gives him such joy and effervescence.

Is it just me, or is that David Tennant's Doctor, at least up until the last year of specials? I can understand not wanting to mess with a winning formula, but I did expect something slightly different...

The new season of Doctor Who premieres April 3rd in the UK, April 17th in the US.

Meet Matt Smith: Star of the new Doctor Who [Guardian.co.uk]