“If we put Matt [Smith] in a fez, Matt will never take the fez off. He will want to wear the fez for the whole of the next series. It will be glued to his head…He will be wearing it, you know, with his own clothes. It will be a nightmare. And he [Steven Moffat] said, ‘No, no, cause I’ve got a cunning plan. As soon as he’s got the fez, I’m gonna kill the fez.’” [x]
"That’s absolutely coming. You’re going to find out very soon, and that means we have to do it next series, really… The critical thing here is I want to explain who she is, not explain away who she is. If you don’t deliver on most people’s expectations, and you just say, ‘Ooh, she’s a specially programmed android who believes she’s the Doctor’s wife,’ people will go, ‘That‘s a cheat.’ You can’t do that… It’s a really good story, and it’s sort of the story of next year."
Steven Moffat on the identity of River Song (via riversongfan)
"Well Matt was at my house and Louis asked, “Is Matt going to be my Doctor?” I said, “Yes, he is.” “Will he pick me up from school then?” “No, he won’t pick you up from school, he’s just your Doctor.” “Will he take me to the shops then?” “NO.” But Matt said “Yes, I’ll take him to the shops, that’s fine.” Sue and I said “No, Matt, you can’t..” But it was too late, Louis led Matt out to the shops. We later learned that Louis had walked him down the street and had met some friends from school. Louis was boasting to them, “This is the new Doctor Who”, and was showing him off like an acquisition! And poor Matt was just standing there, going “Yes, I’m the new Doctor Who, hello!”"
Stephen Moffat on his son Louis’ reaction to Matt Smith.
"You’ve seen more than you think. The Doctor has noticed what you have not. And when the biggest jaw-dropping twist finally comes – well, the second one – you’ll realise you’ve known about it from the very beginning…"
Steven Moffat on series 6
This Moffism is so horribly, painfully magnificent I just want to cut it out and stick it on my wall.
Steven Moffat: “Don’t you think my life is confusing enough? And listen, if John Simm could hear you, you would not live another hour. He came up to me after the press [junket] for the End of Time where he’d been saying ‘I think now that David has left as The Doctor, I would have to leave as The Master’ but then he pulled me aside and said ‘I didn’t mean that! And look at me, I’m fit! I’m OK!’ So Benedict has to wait in line probably. But how confusing would it be? All four cheekbones at once! I tell you, I stood between [Matt Smith and Benedict] in a photograph once. It’s a really good way to look extra ugly.”
Was it weird having fans show up where you were filming on location? | #DWLineCon
Arthur Darvill: ”Well, with the nature of the secrecy and everything [the fans] weren’t allowed to watch anything, obviously, because it’s quite sensitive stuff. So they’d turn up to watch us walking around.”
This video also features questions about who knows the most about the plot in advance.