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Old October 26 2013, 10:12 PM   #481
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The idea that he was concerned about typecasting comes from the BBC statement announcing his departure, which falsely attributed that sentiment to him. They eventually issued an apology: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4410943.stm. But as the persistence of the claim shows, the damage had already been done.
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Old October 26 2013, 10:15 PM   #482
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What questions are left to ask him at this stage that he hasn't answered a 1000s times before?
He never gave a straight answer (which is his right), so people are going to keep asking until he does.
How could he win? If he answered "fuck Doctor Who and the Horse he rode on in" - he'd be attacked.

If he answered "I might return one day", he'd hounded by weirdos to return.

There is no answer that would get him off the hook with the "we own you" crowd.
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Old October 26 2013, 10:27 PM   #483
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From a Christopher Eccleston interview just published today:

‘The straight answer is that I am an actor,’ answers the working-class Lancashire lad, ‘and 90 per cent of actors have regular periods of unemployment. I didn’t work for seven months after Thor. I am open to any kind of work so I can pay the mortgage.’
However, a condition of my interview is that ‘Christopher Eccleston will not answer any questions on Doctor Who’.
Well I guess not any kind of work.
This makes fans of his Doctor, like myself, harder to like him. Did Doctor Who kill his dog or something?
Seems perfectly understandable to me. He's likely sick of every third interview in the past year asking him about Doctor Who, the 50th, and his involvement, specifically lack of. He's answered all these questions and discussed his feelings on this matter at great length and doesn't want it brought up while promoting another movie.

How would you feel if everyone in the entire world kept nagging you about a job you didn't like 8 years after you walked away?
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Old October 26 2013, 11:40 PM   #484
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I'd feel that I made an impact in a job that's all based on make-believe in an industry that is the same.
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Old October 26 2013, 11:42 PM   #485
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You all forget my immediate post afterwards, but that said, I agree with the overall sentiment that its in his right to do what he wants and that he has stated perfectly understandable reasons for his non-return. But sometimes, curiosity kicks in - its only natural to wonder, after all.
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Old October 26 2013, 11:56 PM   #486
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Or, maybe he's sick and tired of being asked about Doctor Who, a show he hasn't been a part of for 7 years or so? He has said time and time again, he's not interested in going back. Why should he have to repeat himself? He has simply moved on, he has addressed the question again and again. Why can't the media move on? Why can't we move on?

Yeah? If Marvel calls him back for another MCU movie, I think he'd be interested in "going back".
1. That analogy would be applicable if he was asked to come back and play the same character while he was no longer contractually obligated to do so.

2. You make it sound like he HATES Doctor Who. That he is doing it on purpose. That he is being malicious. Which is a position that has no basis in fact. You are just upset that he's not interested in putting on a leather jacket, saying "FANTASTIC" for your amusement.
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Old October 27 2013, 04:37 PM   #487
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Christopher Eccleston is like that girl who dumped you years ago without ever telling you what precisely went wrong between her and you, and which you keep bumping into ever now and then. So yeah, it may not be fair, it may even be a bit creepy, but sometimes you feel like asking her about the end of your relationship.
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Old October 27 2013, 05:00 PM   #488
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Christopher Eccleston is like that girl who dumped you years ago without ever telling you what precisely went wrong between her and you, and which you keep bumping into ever now and then. So yeah, it may not be fair, it may even be a bit creepy, but sometimes you feel like asking her about the end of your relationship.
What is hard to understand about:

“I left Doctor Who because I could not get along with the senior people. I left because of politics. I did not see eye-to-eye with them. I didn’t agree with the way things were being run. I didn’t like the culture that had grown up, around the series. So I left, I felt, over a principle.

“I thought to remain, which would have made me a lot of money and given me huge visibility, the price I would have had to pay was to eat a lot of shit. I’m not being funny about that. I didn’t want to do that and it comes to the art of it, in a way. I feel that if you run your career and– we are vulnerable as actors and we are constantly humiliating ourselves auditioning. But if you allow that to go on, on a grand scale you will lose whatever it is about you and it will be present in your work.

“If you allow your desire to be successful and visible and financially secure – if you allow that to make you throw shades on your parents, on your upbringing, then you’re knackered. You’ve got to keep something back, for yourself, because it’ll be present in your work. A purity or an idealism is essential or you’ll become– you’ve got to have standards, no matter how hard work that is. So it makes it a hard road, really.

“You know, it’s easy to find a job when you’ve got no morals, you’ve got nothing to be compromised, you can go, ‘Yeah, yeah. That doesn’t matter. That director can bully that prop man and I won’t say anything about it’. But then when that director comes to you and says ‘I think you should play it like this’ you’ve surely got to go ‘How can I respect you, when you behave like that?’

“So, that’s why I left. My face didn’t fit and I’m sure they were glad to see the back of me. The important thing is that I succeeded. It was a great part. I loved playing him. I loved connecting with that audience. Because I’ve always acted for adults and then suddenly you’re acting for children, who are far more tasteful; they will not be bullshitted. It’s either good, or it’s bad. They don’t schmooze at after-show parties, with cocktails.”
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Old October 28 2013, 01:29 AM   #489
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The thing I find weird is he left that and goes on to do Heroes, The Seeker, GI Joe, Thor 2... very commercial choices...
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The thing I find weird is he left that and goes on to do Heroes, The Seeker, GI Joe, Thor 2... very commercial choices...
Eccleston is an actor who mixes his commercial projects with his passion projects. He'll take a role, like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, because it gives him a payday and a cushion so he can do other work that's more meaningful.
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Old October 28 2013, 02:30 AM   #491
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What is hard to understand about:
Nothing. His feelings are very clear. We still don't know what happened, though.
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Old October 28 2013, 02:54 AM   #492
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We had the ad on ABC TV last night, lookin' good.
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Old October 28 2013, 03:40 AM   #493
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The thing I find weird is he left that and goes on to do Heroes, The Seeker, GI Joe, Thor 2... very commercial choices...
What was wrong with the Heroes Role or "selling out" about it? It was unique at the time, a Superhero Show doing well (He was only in S1, the Heyday of heroes) in the ratings, as well as critically acclaimed and Fan adored? His role advanced the Arc in many directions (HRG's lack of limits, Added invisibility to Peter and helped Peter Learn, show us how deep and aggressive The Company was and showed us their was indeed a Conspiracy amongst the older heroes) and left show fans wanting him to return and advance things further or answer more "history questions" with his flashbacks

Hell, his Heroes role may have been a metaphor his Doctor Who role
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Old October 28 2013, 07:49 AM   #494
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Yeah I was good with Heroes I was lumping it in there because it was mainstream network television
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The thing I find weird is he left that and goes on to do Heroes, The Seeker, GI Joe, Thor 2... very commercial choices...
Eccleston is an actor who mixes his commercial projects with his passion projects. He'll take a role, like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, because it gives him a payday and a cushion so he can do other work that's more meaningful.
This. The budget for Thor 2, for example, looks to be about $200,000,000, about 100 times that of "The Day of the Doctor," and while only a small part of that difference is going to be in salaries, it's still a much heftier payday.
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