Let the battle of the Scottish Doctors begin. While appearing at a London “Doctor Who” event, David Tennant, who played the tenth Doctor, talked about Peter Capaldi’s decision to play the role using his own Scottish accent, according to the Mirror.
“I think it’s just lazy,” Tennant jokes. He says that Capaldi should put on an English accent for the character, much like he did when taking on the role. He also admits that leaving the role was a difficult choice to make, but something he doesn’t regret. “Part of me would have stayed doing it forever,” Tennant reveals, “but it’s one of those things where you just have to take a deep breath and think: ‘If I don’t leave this show now, people will resent me still being there in 25 years.'”
As it so happens, Tennant will have the opportunity to do what nearly every other Doctor can’t: return to the series. David will reprise his role as the tenth Doctor, with companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) at his side, for “Doctor Who’s” 50th anniversary special, airing globally on November 23.