In this clip (first uncovered by Zap2It), you can see the “Doctor Who” star speaking to fans while at Dallas Comic-Con, and when asked by a particularly young fan for some advice on how he can someday be involved in the show. His response is touching, and it gives you a further sense as to why he is so perfectly suited for this role and for the at-times overwhelming convention circuit:
“You’ve got to be nice to your mum. You’ve got to be kind to people. You’ve got to work hard, and make the very best of the gifts that you have, of your talents, and take them out into the world. If you work hard, if you’re kind, and you’re lucky, that will all be recognized … [Also,] If you write to the BBC and say ‘I love Doctor Who, I’d love to work on it,’ and then we’ll put that letter in a file somewhere, and when you’re old enough they may want to see you and talk to you about it.”
That part above was a clear reference to Peter famously writing a letter early on his life, which eventually became a story after he was cast. The actor goes on:
“But the important thing is to have that ambition, to want to do that, because if you want to do something like that, it means that you’re a clever, bright, and a creative person. And that’s the most important thing to take forward, to take forward that belief in yourself, and a belief of how valuable it is to bring creativity into the world.”
Is anyone else now inspired to want to work on the show? Peter should just go around and give inspirational speeches if he ever decides to stop being an actor?
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