One of the interesting aspects to the upcoming 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who is the coming together of two Doctors: the current one, Matt Smith, and his immediate predecessor, David Tennant. Tennant’s days as The Doctor were officially done in 2010, and the actor has since moved on to the acclaimed small town crime drama Broadchurch, where he plays a police inspector investigating the death of a young boy.
It was on that subject in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the topic of Doctor Who came up. When asked about what it’s like to connect with the man that took over from him as one of science fiction’s most famous time travelers, Tennant had the following to offer:
I suppose you’d expect me to say we’re new best friends and I love him like a brother,” the Scottish actor tells EW. “But that is sort of how it was. I had a fantastic time and that wouldn’t necessarily have been the case. I’m coming back onto a show that’s effectively somebody else’s show and used to be mine and that’s potentially quite a weird situation to be in. Going back to something I knew so well and had such fun memories of might have backfired. It’s a quite rare set of circumstances: Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig don’t get to play James Bond next to each other. But actually it felt familiar enough that it was like coming home and working with Matt proved to be a real joy. I hope I’m speaking for him when I say we really enjoyed bouncing of each other and playing sort of two aspects of the same character. It was everything that I hoped it might be and nothing that I feared it could be.
Well that sounds promising. The 50th anniversary special will air November 23 on BBC, BBC America and Space Channel in Canada.
Source: The Mary Sue