Infinite List of Favourite Characters → Martha Jones
“As far as I’m concerned, you’ve got to earn that title.”
"When I came back, you remember I had a bandage on my ankle? I told you I slipped on the ice on the front walk. I was actually in a car accident. It was no big deal. Anyway, they took me to the hospital and I called him and he came down to get me, and on the way he stopped off and met some friends to get a beer."
Photos taken on the days Matt Smith chose his 11th Doctor costume. Some pretty cool variations before finally deciding “bow-ties are cool”.
This is so cool to me. I wondered but never knew definitively if the actors got to choose their own costumes; maybe I missed the memo. But it’s so fantastic, that each Doctor is not just an actor filling a role, it’s an opportunity for this actor to (within the obvious limitations) essentially build their own character with his own look, a distinctive role with their own personal touches. Maybe that’s why it’s so easy for Whovians to love the actors as people, not just as the Doctor. They’re allowed to let a bit of themselves shine through, making them individuals instead of just placeholders.