July 22, 2011 12:46pm PT by Jethro Nededog
Comic-Con 2011: 'Torchwood's' John Barrowman Would Return for 'Doctor Who's' 50th Anniversary Episode (Video)
The current Doctor Who, Matt Smith, wants John Barrowman to reprise his role on the iconic show’s 50th Anniversary episode and the Torchwood actor accepted Friday at San Diego Comic-Con.
“Torchwood and Captain Jack were born from the mother ship, which I always called and referenced that as Doctor Who,” Barrowman says after being asked if he’d return for the BBC show’s landmark episode. “I think it would be an interesting thing. I would love to do it.”
The crowd cheered the American ex-pat’s answer as he says, “I think it would be disappointing not to have such a character as Captain Jack to make such an appearance in that anniversary show.”
Apparently, the current EP, Steven Moffat and the previous EP and Torchwood creator, Russell T. Davies were both onboard with the idea of Barrowman returning. All that was left was the current Doctor Matt Smith’s blessing.
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“If Matt was welcome to it, because he is the Doctor now, I think it would be great,” Barrowman says. “I think it would be a different kind of dynamic there with Jack and the Doctor. So, yes, I’m totally up for it. I love playing Jack and whether it would be Torchwood or Doctor Who, it’s the best coat I’ve put on every morning.”
Later, Barrowman thanked the audience for their support and viewership. “When I was cast as Captain Jack, I thought it would be five episodes of Doctor Who. I thought that that was it.”
“It was a dream job for me and Eve [Myles] and then when they said they wanted to do a spin-off show,” he continues. “It was just like being handed our dream job on a platter. We never ever thought we’d be sitting here among people like you. Thank you.”
Bonus: A fan asked Barrowman, who has several albums out, if he’d sing.
Here’s some THR Comic Cam of the moment.