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Behind the Scenes of The Day of the Doctor (part 4)
Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s interview with David Tennant and Matt Smith from DWM #467
DWM: Would it be fair to say there’s a slight competitive edge, too?
David: I don’t feel we’re competitive
Matt: Not as actors. Not at all. I think we’re very generous actors.
David: I do too. [Laughing] Who’s saying we’re competitive? Bastards.
Matt: The Doctors are always going to be, ‘Who’s got the biggest sonic?’ It’d be a shame if they weren’t.
David: Exactly. But if we were competitive as actors, it would be very difficult to do. It’s felt very comfortable.
Matt: It has. That’s what I hoped, that it would be fun and we wouldn’t be sort of, y’know, weird. So many people around us were worried. ‘Is everything okay?’ I’m like, ‘Yes! It’s fine.”
David: But that was my nervousness, because I’m a guest in this episode. You don’t know how that will feel. You don’t want to step on toes.
Matt: I don’t think you’re a guest.
David: Well… it’s an unusual situation.
Matt: It is, but I think it’s also… more than any other episode, it’s about the show, not about any one of us. But then there have been lots of drafts of it that we’ve read, so It’s gone through a genesis, I suppose.