Bumbly Doctor Matt Smith

'Doctor Who' actor Matt Smith thinks his alter ego is ''bumbly'' rather than sexy

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'Doctor Who' actor Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Matt Smith thinks he makes a "bumbly" Time Lord in 'Doctor Who'.

The 27-year-old star - who is the youngest actor ever to portray The Doctor - admits he is shocked when people ask him if he thinks his alter-ego is "sexy".

He said: "Sexy? Do you think he's sexy? The Doctor's a bit bumbly, isn't he? He doesn't really know what to do with women."

Despite becoming a sex symbol shortly after finding fame, the actor admits he is unused to female attention, but is learning to adapt to it quickly.

He explained: "I've never got away with being the handsome leading man. I suppose I'm the peculiar, odd lead. Which may work in my favour.

"Being recognised in the streets is a new experience for me, but it's certainly not a bad experience. I'm guessing the trick with being in the eye of the media is to ignore the bad publicity - and perhaps even the things that are good - because, artistically, each is as dangerous as the other.

"There's no doubt that when you're on screen every week, people look at you differently and you just have to adapt to that, the way you'd adapt, say if your hair turned white overnight. A lot depends on the context of your life - maybe if you've grown up with a family who were famous or something, you'd have a different perspective, but for me it's a totally new thing, and I try to adapt as intelligently as I can."

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