Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has revealed he turned down the chance to play the TV Time Lord when he was offered an audition years ago, because he couldn’t bear to lose the part.
The Scottish star admits he was considered for the role Paul McGann eventually scored in 1996’s TV film flop – as the eighth Doctor.
He says, “I turned down the opportunity. I loved it so much that I didn’t want to have the disappointment of going for something that I would never get.”
Capaldi has recently signed on for another season of the show and although he’ll be returning to the Tardis, he’s still awaiting to see who will be joining him on his adventures. His companion, Jenna Coleman, has yet to sign up and rumors about her departure from the show this season have been swirling.
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