After three series and four years as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi is soon to film his last episode of Doctor Who. For a lifelong fan of the show, leaving can't be easy and yet the actor says his decision is based on his determination to only give his best to the part.
"I love this show, but I've never done anything where you turn up every day for ten months," says Capaldi in the new issue of Radio Times magazine. "I want to always be giving it my best and I don't think if I stayed on I'd be able to do that. I can't think of another way to say, 'This could be the end of civilisation as we know it.'"
Capaldi adds that the cyclical structure of Doctor Who means that it is not necessarily something that an actor seeking new challenges would want to work on indefinitely.
"With episodic television of any genre, the audience wants the same thing all the time," he says. "But the instinct that leads the actor is not about being in a groove."
Meanwhile, Moffat talked about his departure and how he will handle it:
"I'll strike a balance between not revealing spoilers and trying to get people to watch. I'm honour-bound as a writer not to give a damn about my departure...it's about giving Peter a grand, several stage finale and trying to refresh the story that Doctor Who gets involved in with a tremendous crisis, during which he gets in some way mortally injured and has to turn into another actor."
Elsewhere, Gomez revealed how her Master relates to Capaldi's doctor:
"I think there's a throwback to the relationship between Roger Delgado's Master and Jon Pertwee's Doctor [in the early 1970s]. Then you could see there was history between them, and a mutual appreciation of each other's wit and intellect. Missy harks back to that."
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