In news sure to bring a tear to the eye of Matt Smith partisans everywhere, DOCTOR WHO show-runner Steven Moffat admitted to being blown away by Matt’s first day back on the set to film the Christmas Special — which will see the 11th Doctor regenerate.
Moffat told Entertainmentwise:
“It’s hard to let go, watching him on set [Sunday] and he’s so heartbreakingly good. You get all excited about the new Doctor and then you go back and you see Matt on his first day back on set and you think ‘oh my God that’s what we’re losing.’ He’s so brilliant and he’s at the height of his powers in the part, he’s so funny, so clever, so inventive.”
As expected, Matt is wearing a wig for his final story and, according to the Grand Moff, is giving the 11th Doctor’s swansong his all:
“It was an emotional start to the week, but he’s actually been incredibly cheery. He’s a fantastic leading man from that point of view. He bounds on set and gets everyone laughing and moving.”
I just wish Matt weren’t moving on to other jobs just yet…