Peter on being told people fancy him part 1 (SMH)
First off, lies. But anyway.
I wouldn’t blame him for thinking that people only like him because of the Doctor - it’s a huge part and all that, and it draws in a crowd that maybe would not normally see him. But that’s exactly it.
I can’t speak for everyone, but generally what I gathered was that the large response to his casting on this side of the Atlantic was “????” The best we could’ve really mustered was ‘hey remember that scruffy unnamed doctor in the third act of World War Z? That guy!’ I, and many people I know, became aware of Peter because he was going to be the next Doctor. Cool beans.
But that was a year ago, and while we’re on the cusp of series 8, we still have yet to see him actually as the Doctor. Why the interest if people are just in it for that? I do imagine way, way more people will like him for his performance as 12, but as of right now, the crowd of people that already like him do because they’ve been scoping out his filmography and catching up on interviews and discovering what a genuinely good actor and genuine human being he is, while those who have been in the loop for a while are nodding and smiling knowingly.
It’s not the Doctor I find attractive, Pete’. How can I when I don’t even know how you’re playing him yet? The Doctor may have brought you into my radar, but it’s everything else that dragged you into heartthrob territory for me. Stop being so humble, man (although don’t, I like that about you).
i just… couldnt agree more…
i honestly never heard of him before 4th August, but there was that light in the man’s eyes in that video of him being announced. idk, i think that light is the thing that drove me into him. i’m not gonna talk about how a man on my computer screen could effect me this much… because i dont know.
anyway, as you said above, i know we all gone through the same thing, started watching interviews, other movies, previous works… MALCOLM TUCKER… Malcolm Tucker in TUX!!… they all just made me realize that we’ve just got a super talented actor but also A MAN WITH A GENUINE PERSONALITY!!
you know what is so cool and makes someone “my heartthrob”
- GREAT PERSONALITY
- WEIRD SENSE OF HUMOUR
- and *ehem* being a total artist, you know, Peter can act, draw, sing, direct, write… IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CANT DO!!!
- And please man dont you ever tell me even you dont fancy yourself in those well tailored suits and tight and full buttoned shirts and those hipster shirts
also Kat is damn right. HOW CAN WE LOVE SOME CHARACTER WE HAVENT EVEN SEEN YET?? We love 12th Doctor just because we kinda get to know you now and WE TRUST YOU that you’re gonna do your best to bring him out! that’s why we already love the 12th Doctor
yes, i found it… it’s TRUST, i’m sure the fandom TRUSTS YOU WITH BOTH THEIR HEARTS!
and also yes, you are a handsome lad who makes my knees go weak every time i see that face…
and i am 25 years old…
The first time I saw him was when I got my hands on the VHS tapes of “Neverwhere” some 14 years ago, and his first entrance in that is utterly amazing, arresting and mesmerizing. He’s really beautiful in that in a very otherworldly sort of way, but also quite chilling. Very memorable, and I read the credits just to learn his name. For years he was Islington in my mind, a beautiful, harrowing angel. But, he didn’t make my List until I actually learned about who the actor was, as a person, beneath that gown of shimmering light, and that didn’t happen until about a year ago. I hadn’t seen him as the Doctor yet, but by then, I had seen him in other things and knew, from those, that he’ll make a splendid Doctor. Nobody makes my List who doesn’t appeal to me as a real person. They have to be “my type” in some way, and that’s that’s pretty loosely defined, but it’s certainly not what others often tend to think of as getting into “heart-throb territory.” In fact, the guys most of the more mainstream-type women I have contact with always seem to swoon over turn me right off. And I agree that talent and personality are key, because I never fancy anyone who’s just a pretty face or a fetching character.
I just think he’s struggling a bit with all that comes with the really huge international stardom thing, still. That was a tremendous wallop he’s gotten just in the last several days. He’s used to being “that guy who was in that thing, y’know,” not the big, world-famous star. That will take some major adjustment, especially as he never thought himself particularly handsome, and he’s been in the filming bubble outside the wider world for so many months.
It’s him we love. He’s one of us, and he’s made it to the top, but he’s so humble and kind and sweet. He stands there on a stage and says, to the world, how much he loves us and wants to meet us all. How can we NOT love him back?