Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Smith's 'Who' audition was 'silly, crazy'

Matt Smith has revealed that he tried to make his Doctor Who audition "crazy" and "silly".

Speaking to Esquire magazine, the 27-year-old actor likened the role to playing Hamlet.

"I tried to make it as funny as it should be but it's a bit like playing Hamlet," he said. "It has to be your version. The Doctor is so committed, whoever plays him.

"So I tried to be creative and artistic, and silly, and crazy, and also the cleverest man in the world, and part of that is there's a rapidity to the way he speaks."

He added: "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."


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