At Comic-Con, Departing Doctor Who star Matt Smith was asked by a fan why he was leaving the show.
Here’s what he said and how the room of fans reacted:
MATT SMITH: “I kind of figure it’s been four years — the best four years. It’s been wonderful. It’s been a privilege to work under Steven Moffat, but, you know, when you gotta go, you gotta go. Trenzalore calls.”
MATT SMITH: “It’s sad, I’m going to miss you and I’m going to miss Comic-Con too. I love Comic-Con. Comic-Con is great.”
MATT SMITH: “The world should be more like Comic-Con. It wasn't an easy choice, it wasn't an easy decision to come to. But, I don’t know you can’t play it forever.”
MATT SMITH: “And look — they’ll get someone amazing, they’ll get someone brilliant to do it, they really will. And that’s the great thing about the show. It continues and the strength of it survives. It will get better and bigger and keep it up and you’ll forget about me.”
Matt clarified his remarks on Friday, stating that the show is the star, and that he is lucky to be one of the 11 who have played the Doctor so far. It will continue and be successful without him....but please don't forget about him!