Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Glamour Awards - Matt Smith: "I'm not offended, have you seen this face?"

At the 2014 Glamour Awards last night, Matt Smith agreed with Steven Moffat's comment that he is the "strangest looking man" from a certain angle.  The Press Association issued a short news release/interview with Matt and Jenna from last night's awards:
Matt Smith has said he is not offended after Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat branded him "odd looking". 
Writer Steven has said that "handsome men don't quite suit" the part, and that the Time Lords had to be "utterly compelling, attractive in a very odd way". 
He described the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, as odd looking, while adding that Matt is the "strangest looking man" from a certain angle. 
But Matt, who is pursuing his Hollywood career with new movie Terminator: Genesis alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, brushed off the comment. 
"I'm not offended, have you seen this face?" he said at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards. 
Asked about his heartthrob status, he quipped: "They must have been looking at it from a certain angle." 
Meanwhile, Jenna Coleman, who was companion to Matt's Doctor and is now filming scenes with Peter Capaldi, praised her new, older co-star as " very charismatic". 
"I love working with him, it's a totally different dynamic," she said. 
Steven has revealed that the next series of Doctor Who will see some major changes.But Jenna, who was named best UK TV actress at the awards bash, said she couldn't divulge any details. 
"I'm really scared, I'm not allowed. I'm having dinner with Steven soon so I can't say anything," she said. "But the show's on top form." 
And she said of the Doctors' looks: "I couldn't possibly comment!" 
Peter replaced Matt as the Doctor in the final scene of last year's Christmas special and Steven has suggested that the casting of Peter as the 12th incarnation of the Time Lord has brought about much-needed tweaks. 
"We haven't made much of a change to Doctor Who since it came back in 2005. It's been the same show. It's maybe amped some things up and lowered some other things, but it's basically the same," he said. 
"I just felt it needs to be a bit more different now. It needs to be surprising again!" he said of the show, which is expected to begin in August.  
Photos of Matt, Jenna and Billie Piper from last night's Glamour Awards are in the Coppermine Gallery.


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