promising to take the show into little darker realms, paring it down to
its key essence and stripping it of frippery and flirting. “It can
become a kind of franchise where it’s not a real character at all”,
cautioned Capaldi, “but just an amalgam of elements that people think
are Doctor Who: a scarf, a bow tie… I wanted to be the actual Doctor Who.”
on the kind of man this new Doctor will be, Capaldi stressed his
“He’s more alien than he’s been for a while. He doesn’t quite understand human beings or really care very
much about their approval.”
Jenna Coleman agreed:
“With Matt’s Doctor
[Clara] felt quite safe, really. She knew she’d be
caught if she was in danger, but this guy is a lot less human-friendly
and a lot less patient. He’s more removed and inaccessible. You can’t
quite access him in the same way.”
Cold fish or not, fans should
feel in safe hands, because Capaldi has solid Whovian bona fides.
“Doctor Who was a part of being a kid in the ’60s with The Beatles and
Sunday Night At The London Palladium and smog and bronchitis and all
that stuff,” he enthused in Empire. “I think it’s part of my DNA.”
For more from Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat pick up the September 2014 issue from Thursday July 31.
Dates wrong, it should say Thursday 31st July 2014.
31st August 2014 is a Sunday 🙂