Matt Smith on his Doctor Who keepsakes

He may now be about to take on a new role in the iconic world of Westeros as Prince Daemon Targaryen in HBO’s House of the Dragon, but that doesn’t mean Matt Smith hasn’t still got a few keepsakes from his time as the 11th Doctor in BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who.

Indeed, the actor not only has a sonic screwdriver as a souvenir of his time playing the lead role in Doctor Who, but he even got to keep his costume, he revealed in a video interview on YouTube interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

“I kept some cool stuff when I was doing Doctor Who. Well, I kept the costume, because they hive you it” said Smith.

However, he admitted that he doesn’t have much reason to wear the costume now he’s no longer on the show, adding; “you’ve just got a costume in your house that you can never wear, because you’d look like a real Wally.”

Smith also revealed that he now has a souvenir sword from called Dark Sister that features in the upcoming fantasy series House of the Dragon. However, the sword that’s named after a particular type of steel isn’t in a display case just yet, apparently it’s just “propped up against a bookshelf”.

In the same interview, Smith spoke about fandoms, and said that his experiences of ardent fans had “always been really positive” comparing his own obsessions with football and music to those of people that follow TV and movie fandoms.

“I’m obsessed with Blackburn Rovers, win, lose or draw. I tune into that every weekend, so I understand the obsession or the obsessional side of things.”

Smith will be starring in the long-waited Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon on HBO and HBO Max in the US and on Sky and NOW in the UK. The show will begin airing on August 21st/ 22nd depending on whether you’re in the US or the UK. Worldwide release dates may vary slightly, but it’s expected that House of the Dragon will, along with Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power be one of the most talked about fantasy shows and dramas of the year on television and across all streaming services.