Peter Capaldi on the End of His Run as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO
With Doctor Who season nine just around the corner, we are going to be getting a lot of opportunities to hear from the stars of the show to get us pumped for what is to come. In a recent interview with the Mirror, Peter Capaldi gave us a little insight into how his wife handles him playing one of geekdom's most iconic characters and how long he plans to stay in the role.
It has been said that Capaldi’s wife doesn’t allow him to watch Doctor Who at home. This is what he had to say about it:
"I still watch the shows on my day off. It’s great because I phone the office, ask for an episode, there’s a knock at the trailer and it’s presented. They don’t think I am an iconic character at home. That’s the difficulty. When I go home on a weekend I still have to make my own coffee."
I know how the poor guy feels, not that I am by any means an iconic character, but I too have a hard time getting a chance to watch Doctor Who at home. Oh well.
He also went on to talk about how the show has affected his life:
"I live near where they record the music. The first thing they said was, ‘This is your theme’. I got all teary. I know I’m over the top but I never thought I would hear that. I use music to get into character sometimes including precious Doctor Who soundtracks."
Here is where things get interesting. Capaldi was asked how long he could play the role of the Doctor:
"I sort of enjoy this position I am in with a kind of deep Scottish melancholy because I know it has to end one day. I will cross that bridge when we come to it, which may be sooner rather than later."
WHAT THE CRAP DOES THAT MEAN? Is this going to be his last season as the Doctor? I feel like we just went through this. This season hasn’t even started, and it looks like we are nearing the end of Capaldi’s run.
Let the speculation begin! Will the new Doctor be old and grouchy or young and chipper? Man or woman? English, Scottish, or Irish? I hate this game because I hate not knowing, and guessing only makes it worse. As always, we will keep you posted on any further developments.