After winning an award for Special Recognition at the British National Television awards late last week, David Tennant touched on what his future may hold, and that future does not include Doctor Who
– at least, for now.
Speaking to DigitalSpy
backstage at the NTAs, the immaculately coiffed Scotsman touched on a number of topics, including a possible return to his breakout role as the Tenth Doctor.
“I think you have to ration these things,” said Tennant. “It’s probably got to be at least 10 years before that happens again, I think.”
He also discussed his current show Broadchurch
, mentioning how amazed he is at its success on both sides of the pond, saying that, “Broadchurch
has come close to that [the ubiquity of Doctor Who
] in ways I think none of us predicted and that’s wonderful to me.”
He also discussed
how his role as The Doctor prepared him for a thriller like Broadchurch:
was good training for not giving anything away. I quite like that. I like having the power of not giving anything away. It probably drives people mad, I’m sure. But that’s what thrillers are for – if you know the secret… It’s like anything, knowing the secret gives you a little hit but actually it’s much less enjoyable than watching it all play out.”
Another hot topic concerns the rumors of him playing a part in an upcoming episode of the NBC hitHannibal
. Tennant was reportedly one of the actors considered for the lead of the show, and since then creator Bryan Fuller has stated that he’d love to have Tennant
on the show in a guest role. He was reportedly in talks to appear in Hannibal’s second season, but was unable to due to scheduling conflicts with Broadchurch
However, Tennant is still open to the idea, saying, “I would love to work with him [Fuller] at some point.”
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