Matt Smith pushes Who boundaries

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 October 2010
Matt Smith

Matt Smith

'Doctor Who' actor Matt Smith admits he is keen to push the boundaries of the sci-fi show and wants to continually make it better

Matt Smith wants to "push the boundaries" of 'Doctor Who'.

The 27-year-old actor is relishing playing the Time Lord in the BBC One sci-fi series and has hinted he wants to stay in the role for years to come and make the show better with each new run.

He told BANG Showbiz: "I try not to rest on my laurels really, I'm trying to keep pushing the boundaries. It's kind of like Hamlet but for television because it's boundless and you can reinvent it every day. So I'm trying to push the boundaries and trying to evolve. My intention is that I've started and I want to get better, I don't know how long I'll do it for, but I want there to be a marked improvement every time."

Matt also revealed filming of the next series is well underway and is going well.

He said: "We're shooting the new series. We've got another 30 weeks of filming left but it's going great. We're off and we're cooking."

The actor will be joined in the next season by Karen Gillan, who plays The Doctor's companion Amy Pond, and Arthur Darvill, who portrays Amy's husband Rory Williams.

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