“I’d use a sonic screwdriver for all household problems: cleaning my gutters, unblocking the sink. I think it would be a very good remote for your telly. I spend all day working with a sonic screwdriver; I don’t really want to take it home.” Peter Capaldi on uses for a sonic screwdriver. Hot Minute.
“Because one day I’ll just be an overweight has-been, trying to get a meeting with Jenna Coleman and being ejected from a Doctor Who Convention in Bolton for being drunk and disorderly. I mean, this is surely my high point, isn’t it?” Peter Capaldi, reflecting on his life once he eventually leaves Doctor Who, in a 2015 interview in The Telegraph
Well, the funny thing is, I had my 25th wedding anniversary this year - so we held a party. And I suddenly realised I was dancing! I think it’s the first time in years, because I knew everyone in the room was a friend who didn’t care how the Doctor dances. But if you are going somewhere you know you’ll be recognized, you have to steel yourself a bit. However people tend to want very little. Just a smile.” Peter Capaldi. answering “Being The Doctor, you must feel like a very public figure?
Given that one of the Doctor's essential traits is his mutability, casting is a daunting process: Where does one begin when there are no real limitations in terms of age or appearance? "They've got to be technical virtuosos," Moffat says. "You need somebody you'll never tire of listening to and never tire of looking at. You have to picture them on a fridge magnet, you have to picture them on a lunch box." A picture for my lunchbox!
“I did three daft scenes", Moffat said, "and they weren’t really intended to be any attempt at a twelfth Doctor. They were just nonsense, because one of the things you’re going to have to do is be able to talk absolute insanity as if you really mean it. Unlike Peter said, he was fantastic. Obviously it’s him. He’s been rehearsing in his bedroom since the age of four!”