Wales Online interviewed the 12th Doctor, and although there’s not a lot of information here I’ll admit this is making me super excited to see Peter Capaldi in the role! He sounds like another fan-boy (like David Tennant) and I think that brings something special to the show.
On being super qualified for the job
“I had to be very patient [on set], because there were always very nice prop guys telling me how to work the Tardis, and I was like, ‘I know how to work the Tardis. I’ve known for a very long time how to work the Tardis. Probably longer than you, so you don’t need to tell me’.
“I’m constantly amazed that it’s me. I wake up in the morning and I go, ‘I’m Doctor Who! I’m playing Doctor Who, I’m Doctor Who’. It’s a huge privilege and hugely exciting, and it’s funny, because I’ve known the show since I was a kid.”
On always loving the series
“There was definitely a time I grew apart from it, because you reach 17 or 18 and you start getting into sex and drugs and rock and roll and off you go, you leave the programme behind.
“I grew up in the Sixties, so I grew up with Doctor Who and The Beatles and Sunday Night At The London Palladium, school milk and bronchitis and smog and all this stuff, so it’s part of my DNA.
“So although one goes away, the prodigal son returns.”
On HIS Doctor
“You can say all you like about read-throughs, that they don’t matter, but when you’re in a room with 250 people and they’re waiting to see what the new Doctor’s like, you’ve got to go for it. My Doctor is a slightly more mysterious figure who struggles to find himself.
“He’s different from the others and yet he’s the same. That’s useless isn’t it? It’s basically useless but it’s true.
“You do your best. I don’t know whether everyone else will like it or not. It goes out to the world, so we’ll see what happens.”
On being accepted as the 12th Time Lord
“I think the nice thing about Doctor Who is whether people like it or don’t like it, somewhere, someone loves you and will always love you – and the more everyone hates you, the more they’ll love you.
“’He was my Doctor Who’, they’ll say.
“I feel guilty. Every day is amazing.”