Doctor Who left David Tennant feeling "vulnerable" and "scared"

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David Tennant has revealed how his Doctor Who fame left him feeling "vulnerable".

The actor, who played the screwdriver-carrying Time Lord from 2005 to 2010, is taking on a new role as the demon Crowley in Neil Gaiman's soon-to-air Good Omens.

But, speaking recently, David revealed the exposure afforded by his big break playing The Doctor left him feeling "intimidated" and "scared".

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"The way you imagine it’s going to be is not the way it is at all," he told The Sunday Times.

"It's much more exposing, and the imaginative leap you've had that it will give you status or make you invulnerable is all wrong. It makes you very vulnerable, and very raw."

He added: "I remember way back, when I'd be in a room and someone well known would walk in, and there's that sort of whisper goes around the room and everyone looks. And you imagine being that person is somehow powerful.

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"When you are that person, you walk into a room and everyone turns their head and whispers, and you feel like you're being squashed. You feel intimidated, and you feel scared, actually."

The actor also recently revealed he and his wife Georgia are expecting their fifth child.

He also explained to Digital Spy why it was "hugely important" to get Good Omens right for TV.

Good Omens premieres on May 31 on Amazon Prime Video, while Doctor Who airs on BBC One and BBC America.

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