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Old August 28 2013, 06:33 PM   #174
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Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story

Brendan Moody wrote: View Post
Some crossed wires here, I think-- it was Benedict Cumberbatch who said that he wouldn't want to play the Doctor because of the "face on a lunchbox" effect. And he was making a general comment about the amount of attention and publicity given the actor in the role, not complaining about the mere existence of merchandise.
Ah, yea, you're right, my mistake. However, Eccelston does seem to ascribe to the same resistance of "prostituting" his work like that.
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