Matt Smith wants to reinvent himself
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 December 2011
Matt Smith plans to ''reinvent'' himself after 'Doctor Who' but is pleased with the own spin he has given the Time Lord
Matt Smith plans to "reinvent" himself after 'Doctor Who'.
The 29-year-old actor is the 11th star to play The Doctor since the sci-fi show began in the 1960s, and although he believes he has put his own spin on the legendary character, he is not nervous about moving on from him in the future.
He said: "I compare it to 'Hamlet'. Everyone who plays him has to give their creative version of that part.
"It's the greatest job on the planet and constantly allows for invention and ridiculousness. Any actor worth his salt can reinvent himself. In 10 years time I'll be playing very different parts."
However Matt - who has played the character for two series - will not confirm if he will leave the show as rumours have suggested after the next series.
He told Marie Claire magazine: "[I'm taking it] year by year because of the gruelling schedule. I do think playing The Doctor ages you."