Paul McGann Says Matt Smith Got Doctor Who Gig Because Of His Crazy Hair
McGann played the Doctor in the 1996 movie adaptation of the show and said: “Matt said that in the auditions they could not stop talking about his hair.
“They were telling him his hair was wonderful — that’s exactly what happened to me when I got the part. Current Doctor David Tennant also has striking hair.
“Basically, if you’ve got long or big hair, you’ve got the job.”
Paul added: “He is an absolute knockout choice — a fabulous actor with a very odd quality about him, which you need as the character.”