David Tennant talks to arts correspondent Alexandra Pollard in today's issue of The Independent about his new Amazon Prime series Good Omens. David also discusses his time on Doctor Who, UK and world politics and the vulnerabilities that fame brings.
On Good Omens protagonists Crowley and Aziraphale:
"They’re representatives of these two fundamentalist viewpoints, and actually by living among these humans they’ve been knocked off course, both of them. They’re sort of meeting in the middle. Maybe that’s where we all need to meet for there to be some hope."
On the UK and Brexit:
"When everything gets so tribal, then there can be no solution, there can be no moving forward. It’s like with our own parliament at the moment. If everyone just says no to everything, then what will actually happen next? We all have to, at some point, accept that we don’t exist as an island."
On meeting the expectations of Good Omens fans:
"When people have lived with these characters and this story that means so much to them, you don’t want to be responsible for breaking it."
On dealing with fame:
"There’s a danger in my job – you’re looked after and cossetted in a certain way that can delude you into believing that you’re much more important than you are. It’s always worth reminding yourself that that’s very much not the case."
Good Omens is a six-part Amazon Prime comedy drama adapted from the cult novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who've become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he's meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it's too late.
With scripts written by Neil Gaiman himself, who also acts as showrunner, the series is directed by Douglas Mackinnon and boasts a star studded cast which also includes Miranda Richardson, Jon Hamm, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Adria Arjona, Mireille Enos, Nick Offerman, Nina Sosanya and the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch.
Good Omens is streaming now exclusively on Amazon Prime in over 200 countries and territories!