Darvill’s first day was less dramatic. “Arthur fell asleep on his first day on set. He’s a big sleeper,” says Smith. “We were upstairs on a roof and filming the scene in ‘The Eleventh Hour’ where I sort of walk through the 10 previous Doctors and go, ‘Hey, how’s it going, guys. I’m No. 11.’ And he kept sleeping between takes… in his nurse scrubs.
“Arthur is so brilliant comedically,” he adds. “And the chicks seem to really dig him in the U.S.A. They love him out there. Exciting times for the Darv-tron. That’s what I call him. TVGuide’s interview with Matt Smith