David Tennant Talks About Doctor Working With Doctor For Who’s 50th Anniversary

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Considering the technical aspects of being a Time Lord, it’s not every day you get to face another version of yourself. But that’s exactly what we’ll see in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special in November. Hear what 10th Doctor David Tennant had to say recently about playing against his successor, Matt Smith

Tennant is currently playing not-the-Doctor in the intense crime drama Broadchurch on BBC America but in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor spoke about working with fellow-Doctor, Smith:

“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.”

Aww, buddies!

Tennant/Smith got together for a teaser video not too long ago but we’ve yet to see a trailer or footage from the 50th anniversary. That is, unless you were at the Doctor Who SDCC panel. But we are so ready to watch with everyone else on November 23.

(via Blastr)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."