John Simm, who played the Master in five episodes of Doctor Who, has supposedly told The Independent that he is fed up of constant fan attention.
Simm is quoted:
“I do get a lot of Doctor Who [fans]. God almighty, I’ll be so happy when that’s gone from my life. They’re lovely, I’m sure, but I won’t miss it. It’s great to be into something, but for goodness’ sake, really? I’m not the Master, I’m not that evil Time Lord who rules the galaxy, I’m just in Tesco with my kids. Leave me alone!”
However, Simm later took to Twitter to claim that the quotes had been taken out of context, sending a series of Tweets:
“The Radio Times has really done a number on me re Dr Who ‘quote’. Thanks for that! Suffice to say It was taken out of context AGAIN. I haven’t done an interview for them for many years, because of this. Nasty, spiteful, trouble causing ‘Journalism’.”
“I meant no disrespect to ‘Whovians’ or whoever. It’s a non story. I always try to be polite to fans and am v proud of my time in the show. You can choose to believe what you like but I really meant no offence. I’ve obviously p***ed off some bored journalist coz I wouldn’t do an interview.”
“Stopped doing print interviews a while ago coz of this, if you see one its either old or thrown together. TV Radio or here. rest is bulls***.”
[Source: Doctor Who TV]