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Jun242010

Doctor Who wants to be a Bond villain

Matt Smith wants to take over the world, but he spends most of his time defending it. According to The Coventry Telegraph, the star of Doctor Who doesn't think he's cut out for the role of Bond, but he'd love to play the bad guy. 

"I don't think I'm handsome enough. I think I'd make a quite good, young Bond villain." But he admitted: "It would be kind of nice though to be the actor who's done both." He added: "I've never got away with being the handsome leading man. I suppose I'm the peculiar, odd lead. Which may work in my favour.

He goes on to talk at length about his version of the Doctor on Doctor Who, which gets a bit boring. I've tried to get into the new show (as I've missed it until now), but I haven't connected with it. Like it's themes, the show feels a bit out of time. It has been a staple of British television since 1963, and Smith is the 11th actor to play the Doctor--he began in January, 2010.

Bond is currently on hold (so is The Hobbit) as MGM tries to sell itself, or sort out its finances, or whatever the hell it's doing. Earlier in the year, there were rumors about casting, but things have since cooled down. Until MGM is bought or sells the Bond franchise, Smith's chances of auditioning for a villain are pretty low. Even when it does resume, I'm not so sure he'd make a good villain. He's a bit squirrelly for my tastes. 

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