Updated: 30/03/2010 10:49 | By pa.press.net

Matt Smith's screwdriver troubles



Matt Smith has broken four sonic screwdrivers on the Doctor Who set

Matt Smith has broken four sonic screwdrivers on the Doctor Who set

Matt Smith has already broken four sonic screwdrivers while getting to grips with his role as the new Timelord in Doctor Who.

Matt told the Radio Times he gets extra practice in by keeping the tools - most commonly used on the BBC One show for unlocking doors - on him all the time.

"I've broken four of them," he confessed. "I like to have it about my person at all times, just twirling it around and flicking it. It's all part of the magic, isn't it?"

The actor, 27, also said he fancies having a crack at Hollywood.

"Why the hell not?" he said. "I could do with a bit of poolside. I'd take my mum - she'd love it."

But for now, Matt said he was happy in the Tardis, saying: "I feel very safe, literally safe, in the Tardis."

He reiterated remarks in previous interviews that he had written short stories about Albert Einstein and the Doctor as a way of getting into the role.

He told the magazine: "I saw that photograph of Albert Einstein poking his tongue out and it just clicked...

"I started writing short stories about Einstein and the Doctor, where the Doctor was getting irritated with the great man's buffoonery.

"He'd be saying: 'Come on, Albert, keep up!' and I think that, more than anything, was my way into the part."

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