The Scottish actor, who played the seventh incarnation of the Health care provider in the long-managing science fiction television sequence from 1987 to 1989, prior to a temporary return in 1996, claimed he had not been confident about the Broadchurch actor using more than from Peter Capaldi when it was 1st declared.
He advised the Radio Times: “It was stupid sexism. In a way. I considered, ‘Why transform it?’
“But just after five minutes she was the Health practitioner, as much as I was concerned.”
He added: “My only criticism now is the overuse of the sonic screwdriver it tends to make it as well easy for the Medical doctor to get out of hassle.
“I didn’t have just one – I only experienced an umbrella – which is perhaps why I’m not so eager on it!”
“It simply cannot be another person bland and gorgeous, relatively handsome and characterful. I was shocked when they bought Matt Smith.
“He looked about 12, and however he was good!
“One moment he appears to be 12, the following he seems to be 125. He has the great Medical doctor Who encounter. So, a surprise. A individual of colour would be fantastic.”
Speaking about his have legacy as the Physician, he reported: “Some actors consider to get absent from Doctor Who when they’ve still left. But you can not get rid of it, so you could as nicely embrace it.
“You know, the income was horrible at the BBC in individuals times. I complained about it to someone and it turned a tabloid headline: ‘Doctor Who complains about his wages.’
“A minor later, the producer’s boyfriend arrived up to me and stated, ‘The money’s not excellent, but feel of it as excess fat dripping off a pig.’ He wasn’t mistaken it’s been dripping ever given that.”
The complete job interview is in the Radio Instances, out now.