‘It’s com­pli­cated’ – Ca­paldi on re­gen­er­a­tion

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By AN­GUS HOWARTH

Doc­tor Who star Peter Ca­paldi has said his re­gen­er­a­tion as the Time Lord will be “more com­pli­cated than re­cent ones”.

The ac­tor will step down from the role af­ter the Christ­mas spe­cial and another ac­tor is ex­pected to take his place, but Ca­paldi has said it will not be an easy process.

Show boss Steven Mof­fat and Michelle Gomez, who has played the vil­lain­ous Missy since 2014, will also leave the show.

He told Ra­dio Times: “I can’t go into the de­tails. I know what hap­pens, but I don’t know how it hap­pens.

“Cer­tainly it’s not straight­for­ward. It’s more com­pli­cated than re­cent ones.

“That’s one of the ap­peals of be­ing in the show – it has death at the heart of it. He’s the only hero on TV who dies again and again.”

The for­mer star of The Thick Of It an­nounced he would be step­ping down from the role of the Doc­tor ear­lier this year be­cause he fears he would not be able to keep it fresh.

He said: “I love this show, but I’ve never done any­thing where you turn up ev­ery day for ten months.

“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.”

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