Capaldi shops for Doctor outfits
Tuesday 15th October 2013, 8:21AM BST.
Peter Capaldi has been shopping for his Doctor Who outfits, but writer Steven Moffat didn’t go along for a second opinion.
The actor will begin playing the 12th Doctor after Matt Smith bows out in the Christmas special and has already been trying to find his own look to follow on from his bow-tie-wearing predecessor.
Steven told the Radio Times: “[Peter] was texting me ‘I’m out with [the wardrobe stylist] at the moment, it’s going quite well’ and some descriptions of clothes I did not understand if it’s not a suit.
“I’ll just let them get on with it and it’ll be ‘yes’ or ‘no’ at the end.”
Steven admitted his sartorial advice had not always been right in the past.
He said: “Matt said ‘I should be a boffin, I think I need to go with the bow tie’ and I said ‘No, absolutely not, you’re not wearing a bow tie. That’s a cartoon idea of what Doctor Who is… Oh, you are going to wear a bow tie – you look incredible in it.
“And from that moment on he suddenly came to life, and he put the tweed jacket on and suddenly he’s leaping round the room with a Biro pen and that was it – he was The Doctor.”