Arthur Darvill has spoken out about the casting of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, expressing his happiness with the decision.
“I think it’s brilliant. It will be really hard for him to follow Matt, of course, who has made it his own. But I think it is the right time for him to leave and who better to take over than one of the best actors in the country.”
“I think Peter Capaldi is amazing and I think it will be very interesting to see what he does with it. If you look at what he’s done in the past, he’s so different and I think he’ll bring a lot to the character. Obviously I’m sad to see Matt go but judging by the reaction everyone seems really excited. I think they are giving the fans what they want. To be honest I can’t think of anyone else who could have done it.”
“They’ll have to write different stories for him and it will really open up the show in a different direction. If they got another young Doctor then maybe the show wouldn’t have lasted but now I can only see it going on and on and on.”
At 55, Capaldi is the joint-oldest ever Doctor with William Hartnell. What do you think of Darvill’s comments? Would the show have lasted with another young Doctor? Comment below!
[Source: Doctor Who TV]