Ahead of the next series starting this weekend, new Doctor Who star Matt Smith and companion Karen Gillan talk to Doctor Who Magazine about taking over the acting duties in one of the UK’s most high profile dramas.
In DWM’s in-depth interviews, Smith discusses how the Doctor’s costume may evolve, the nicknames that he and Karen have for each other and playing football with James Corden for a scene in Episode 11: “This has made my list of Top Five Shooting Days! Pushing Top Three! There were no aliens, no Daleks, nothing. We were just playing football. Then again, I suppose there was a big time loop…”
Meanwhile his co-star discusses character Amy’s complicated relationship with the Doctor and boyfriend Rory, what she thinks about wearing surprisingly short skirts, and her approach to playing the role of the Doctor’s new best friend: “Amy should never take anything for granted – she doesn’t know she’s the companion and she’s not familiar with the set-up that the Doctor has a female companion. So this is all brand-new to her and I have to keep reminding myself of that. As far as she knows, she’s the first companion… ever!”
Plus, in his regular column new lead writer and Exec Producer Steven Moffat talks about the perils of being recognised in public.
Doctor Who Magazine 420 is available from Thursday 1 April