Terrifying Fact Number Two, is that I’ve just watched Matt Smith carrying a flaming torch on screen. Oh, it’s for such a thrilling scene in Episode 12. Really and truly, magnificent and epic. A proper movie moment. But never mind that, it’s Matt carrying a FLAMING TORCH. Look, Matt’s lovely, he’s a magnificent, brand new, hilarious, heartbreaking, heroic Doctor — but the fact is, if that man walks into a room with a coffee then it’s only so long before you’re wearing it. No, really, clumsiest man on earth. He walks like he’s in a constant state of surprise at his own limbs. I remember when he turned up at a Worldwide meeting really early on, and the first thing he did was spill a cup of coffee over a rather lovely woman. Naturally she giggled, flushed and introduced her mother. (Ahh, life when you’re Matt ! I accidentally made eye contact with the same woman — she phoned the police and shot me in the face.) On the way out he apologised to a completely different woman for the coffee incident. “That was the wrong woman,” I said, as he went out the doors. “Nope,” he replied, “That was the second cup.”
Oh, and there was the top secret, very special, extra readthrough for Episode 10 (I’m talking that up, but what the hell) and Matt came striding in with a GUITAR ON HIS BACK. I have honestly never seen a whole roomful of people flatten themselves against a wall with such a high-pitched squeal of terror. Except Karen, of course, who trotted along behind him without a care in the world. Oh, the horror as the Doctor spun and chatted and coffeed a series of delighted women. How that guitar arced and scythed! Swish! Get down, Karen! Swish! Karen, save yourself! Swish! Not her face, Matt, NOT HER FACE!! Ah, the memories. You know, to this day I’m not sure if Matt knew he had a guitar on his back — he might just have collided with a musician.
Steven Moffat, DWM Production Notes (via tzecco)
You are magical.
Eames’ enjoyment of all this was almost as amusing as the fact they were pushing Arthur off the chair.
I love that Eames chose to watch all of this. Like, obviously he didn’t have to and the other characters thought that as well but he just sits back and watches Arthur get pushed, slapped over and over again. Oh Eames, how I love you and your love for Arthur.
All of this, and I especially love that in the next shot, Cobb is standing there next to Eames. I like to imagine that Eames ran over to the rest of the team and went, “You lot have GOT to come see this, Yusef keeps pushing Arthur over and it’s HILARIOUS!” and Ariadne just rolled her eyes because she’s too busy building worlds to stop and watch a man push another (impeccably dressed) man out of a chair, and Saito was just like, “I am richer than God,” and didn’t move from lounging on one of the patio chairs, but Cobb was like, “REALLY? AWESOME!” and he and Eames ran over to watch Arthur fall down and then giggle like schoolgirls.
So I asked Dileep what it was like to slap/push JGL for god knows how many takes and he said that during this shot, Tom Hardy and him kept laughing harder and harder at JGL with every passing take.
“then i take it back, alright, i take it all back - but not him!”
torchwood: children of the earth. part five.