Matt Smith: “I doubt I’ll be in the Doctor Who movie”

Doctor Who star Matt Smith says he probably won’t be in the Doctor Who movie, but Steven Moffat should write it.

Doctor Who Series 7 Asylum Of The Daleks
Doctor Who Series 7 Asylum Of The Daleks
Arthur Darvill, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan filming Doctor Who Series 7

It’s been a while since we’ve had any juicy talk of Harry Potter helmer David Yates’ proposed Doctor Who movie, but speaking to Collider, current Doctor Matt Smith revealed that when (or if) the movie does happen, it won’t involve him.

“I think it would take four or five years to get something like that off the ground, and I don’t anticipate that I’ll be playing the Doctor then,” said Smith. “My skin and the aging process couldn’t take it.

“For my money, whoever is playing the Doctor should be in the movie. I don’t think there should be two Doctors.”

Unlike many Who stalwarts, though, Smith is broadly supportive of a Doctor Who movie, though only on the condition that current showrunner Steven Moffat is on board.

“I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t work,” said the 29-year-old. “I think they should get Steven to write it because he’s the best.”

Doctor Who Series 7 is coming late August on BBC 1 HD and BBC America.