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Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the Cold and Distant Doctor

In series 8, it may be No More Mr. Nice Doctor according to Peter Capaldi. In an interview with Empire magazine he and actress Jenna Coleman described his Doctor as different from recent incarnations. Said Capaldi:

“He’s more alien than he’s been for a while. He doesn’t quite understand human beings or really care very much about their approval.”

Coleman added:

“With Matt’s Doctor [Clara] felt quite safe, really. She knew she’d be caught if she was in danger, but this guy is a lot less human-friendly and a lot less patient. He’s more removed and inaccessible. You can’t quite access him in the same way.”

Capaldi also stated that his assumption of the role would mark a departure from traditional portrayals:

“It can become a kind of franchise where it’s not a real character at all but just an amalgam of elements that people think are Doctor Who: a scarf, a bow tie… I wanted to be the actual Doctor Who.”

The full article will appear in the magazine on Thursday. Will these tantalizing tidbits affect your excitement about series 8? Tell us in the comments!