It's not long until Matt Smith begins filming as the 11th Doctor, so he's bound to get stressed out every now and then. So much so, that it's recently been revealed that the star has been talking to previous Doctor Who companion, Billie Piper, and getting helpful advice off her.
Billie, who recently gave birth to her first son, said, “He called me and said ‘What am I going to do?’” She has told him he needs no acting advice from her but is happily sharing tips about publicity demands, dealing with fans and the pressures of the smash-hit series.
Billie, 26, said: “Your life completely changes as it’s such a huge show, just about the biggest show on TV. I had no idea what I was getting into. It’s frightening being in that kind of production and having people suddenly know everything about you. He’s just about to embark on that. But I’m a big fan of Matt. He’s a stirring actor and has the right energy for the part of the Doctor. The role is in good hands.”
Friends of Matt Smith say he has been “in a bit of a flap” since news broke of his Doctor Who role. One said: “Hopefully he’ll get it together by the time he starts the role properly.”
Credit to B-Piper.com for the news and quotes.