A press release from the UK Press Association today to promote the Season 6 DVD and Blu-Ray boxsets contains Matt's comments about The Silence as well as noting that he has no plans to give up "the wonderful role". Here's the full press release:
Matt Smith has revealed he gets frightened by The Silence on Doctor Who.
The Doctor Who star reckons the alien species are the "scariest" monsters on the TV series because they get into people's minds.
"They are the best monsters since the Weeping Angels - they are certainly some of the scariest," he said.
"What is wonderful is that they toy with your psyche. They mess with what you know and don't know and what you can and can't remember - they can influence your mind. They look horrendous and are really mean. So if you're under the age of ten, a good sofa to hide behind is essential.
"That's what Doctor Who should be about: 'I don't want to watch this, but also I do!'"
Matt - who has portrayed the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in the fifth and sixth series - has no plans to give up the "wonderful" role.
"We work very long hours every day for nine months. The schedule is pretty brutal, but I'd never complain about it. I love playing this role, and I don't want to give it up any time soon," he continued.
"I feel very lucky. In the current climate for actors, I'd never say, 'This is too much' - quite the opposite, in fact. I'd say, 'Bring it on'."
Maybe the "Matt is quitting" talk will die down a bit now but somehow I doubt it!
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Doctor Who Season 6 Limited Edition DVD Boxset on amazon.co.uk
Doctor Who Season 6 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Boxset on amazon.co.uk
Doctor Who Season 6 Standard DVD Boxset on amazon.co.uk
Doctor Who Season 6 Standard Blu-Ray Boxset on amazon.co.uk