facebook
twitter
search
search

Matt Smith not leaving 'Who' in 2013

Sept. 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM
| License Photo

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The BBC says current "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith isn't leaving the British science-fiction series next year, despite a tabloid report claiming he is.

Sam Hodges, head of communications at BBC TV, denied a weekend Mirror story saying the 29-year-old actor wants out of the show because the workload is too intense.

"Matt Smith hasn't quit -- just an over excitable headline," Hodges said via Twitter. "It's taken from comments saying he won't be doing it forever. He'll be around for a good while yet."

Smith became the youngest actor to play the iconic role when he started playing the Doctor in 2009.

A recent article in Empire Magazine quoted Smith as saying: "I couldn't do this for seven years. I'd be run into the ground. I don't think you can sustain it..."

"There are no days off unless your leg has fallen off," he said. "You see yourself looking slowly more bedraggled. I have aged savagely. But all for a good cause. I wouldn't change it for the world. There are burdens, but these are small crosses to bear for getting on set."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Topics: Matt Smith
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Sherri Shepherd to pay $4K per month for her disavowed child
Tamera Mowry, Adam Housley welcome baby girl
Tiger Woods denies affair with Amanda Boyd
Maci Bookout shares first photos of daughter Jayde
Brandi Glanville slams 'Real Housewives' co-stars