It’s been over two years since we saw Matt Smith bid farewell to Doctor Who, but it seems he hasn’t forgotten the critical acclaim he received from playing the eleventh incarnation of the Time Lord. Speaking to Comic Book Resources about his upcoming role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Smith took time out to thank his beloved Whovians for their loyalty and support, explaining he feels a great debt is owed to them.
Smith revealed how honoured he feels to have been a part of the hit sci-fi show; praising the fan-base considerably: “They’re wonderfully loyal, incredibly supportive. I’m just very proud to have been part of that show. It’s a fantastic part”. We saw the eleventh Doctor regenerate in 2013’s The Time of the Doctor and witnessed his final goodbye in current Doctor Peter Capaldi‘s first episode Deep Breath (2014).
When reminiscing on his time as The Doctor, Smith explained how the part allowed him to create his own memorable mark on the role, a factor he is extremely appreciative of: “And again, it’s a part that has been played before, but allows you to reinvent, if you can be inventive with it. So I’m forever grateful to the world of Doctor Who”.
See Smith as Parson Collins in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on 8 February. Watch a trailer below: