We sat down for an extended chat with Jonathan Glazer ( Sexy Beast , Birth ) about his latest masterpiece Under The Skin ( read the full interview here (opens in new tab) ) and during our discussion, the director compared himself to Davros.
We made a mental note and, as it's sanctioned journalistic law that you're allowed to posit a cheeky question at the end of the interview, we decided to close by asking the art-house genius if he'd be up for directing an episode of Doctor Who . Then we went a bit giddy with glee over his initial answer.
You mentioned Davros, would you ever direct an episode of Doctor Who?
"I don’t know, I wouldn’t mind doing Doctor Who, actually. Though I think I’d ruin it. I mean, it would get into a different world, it would go somewhere else wouldn’t it?"
But before you get too excited and start laying bets on Scarlett Johannson for a future companion, Glazer continued...
"I like Doctor Who for what it is. I always have, since I was a kid. So, no, I think it should be what it is, it doesn’t need me."
It will be interesting to see what Ben Wheatley does with it...
"Yeah, it will. He’s a very interesting choice for that."
To read more from Jonathan about science-fiction, whether he's seen The Avengers , what he learnt about human nature whilst making Under The Skin , and to find out why he compared himself to Davros in the first place, read the full interview here. (opens in new tab)
And check out our exclusive Under The Skin behind the scenes clip below, which sees Jonathan discussing Scarlett's character, and the challenge of creating an alien presence.
Under The Skin is out on Blu-ray and DVD from Monday