Matt Smith: 'Doctor Who Attracted To Clara Oswin'
Sci-fi star hints his character might have a romantic interest in new assistant...
Speaking to the Radio Times, the actor discussed the Doctor and Clara's meeting in the forthcoming Christmas special, The Snowmen - describing his new companion as a "hot chick".
He said: "What's interesting with a new companion is that it changes the way he is and affects his personality. I think, in one way or another, the Doctor is always attracted to his companion and he's certainly taken by this striking young lady."
But he hinted that the recent departure of Amy and Rory Pond had put the Doctor in a melancholy mood.
"The fall of the Ponds had a grave effect on the man," he explained. "I think he's... not really as engaged as he was, at his best with Amy and Rory.
"With my Doctor, Amy and Rory are especially significant... but the show has to propel forward, back into adventure mode."