Doctor Who's woman woes
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 December 2010
'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith thinks his alter-ego is ''rubbish'' with members of the opposite sex
Doctor Who's Time Lord is "rubbish" with women.
Actor Matt Smith - who plays the time travelling Doctor in the BBC One sci-fi series - explained while his alter-ego has all of time and space at his disposal, he finds human relationships tough to navigate.
He said: "He finds human relationships difficult to understand. I don't think he's very good with girls and I actually think it's more fun if he's not, but then in the Christmas special he bagged Marilyn Monroe.
"No one wants to see the adventures of The Doctor with girls, it just wouldn't be that interesting."
Head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat agrees with the star and admitted despite being 900 years old, the "uncool" Time Lord has no idea how to deal with the opposite sex.
He added: "I think all men are secretly rubbish with girls and there's no pause woman with The Doctor. He just says it. He's got this young body but he's over 900 years old.
"It's hard work for him because his notion of cool or charisma doesn't involve pretending, he's not cool."
'Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol' will be shown on BBC One at 6pm on Christmas Day (25.12.10).