Peter Capaldi hopes Theresa May takes “message of tolerance and kindness and compassion” from ‘Doctor Who’

The British Prime Minister is reportedly a fan of the show

Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi has said he hopes British Prime Minister will take the “message of tolerance and kindness and compassion” from the show after learning that she’s a fan of the BBC series.

Appearing on the Andrew Marr Show this morning (December 18), Capaldi said he was ‘quite surprised’ to learn that the Prime Minister enjoyed fitting the show into her Christmas routine.

“I hope she takes this message of tolerance and kindness and compassion to heart,” he noted.

He also spoke of his time playing the role, stating that he hopes to play Doctor Who for “a long time”. “I don’t want to escape the idea that I’m Doctor Who. It’s finite. I won’t be Doctor Who forever, so there will be a day when people don’t come and say hello,” Capaldi said.

Reflecting on the role of the Doctor, Capaldi said; “It’s a really unique position to be in. There are only 12 people to have played this role and you become the focus of the affection for the role.

“You stand on the shoulders of everybody else who has played it, and they’ve done all the work,” he added. “I just turn up and look alarmed or be excited or blow up a Dalek here and there.”

Capaldi’s next outing as the Doctor will be in the Doctor Who Christmas special ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’, airing on Christmas Day at 5.45pm on BBC One.