Tom Baker Says Being Doctor Who Is Easy
Tom Baker has said it was easy to return to being Doctor Who as he only needs to be himself.
The 75-year-old actor is currently recording a series of five audiobooks titled Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest.
Baker told MSN: “It was never a question for how do I feel about being back in character – I was just back being me.”
“I was never in character, I’m not an actor I’m an entertainer. It was just me. And as I haven’t changed except my knees have become creaky and I’m older, I just simply walked straight into it, and as a matter of fact they didn’t give me any notes anyway.”
Baker has been offered this opportunity before and asked why he chose this one, he said: “I think for the simple reason I thought the script had improved rather. I don’t need to do this, to go back playing Doctor Who.
“It’s a nightmare story of the escape of some hornets, not any old hornets – these are BBC hornets so naturally any hornets that the BBC would come up with are going to be the stuff of nightmare.”