No. When the show came back, I said to my daughter ‘this is the show and you’re gonna love it’. They offered me a part and I said ‘I’ll do it, I’ll do it’. I remember going to the set the very first day and saying to David ‘where’s the TARDIS?’ He said ‘do you want me to take you to it?’ And I said yes!
—Peter Capaldi on whether or not he thought he would ever play the Doctor after playing the role of Caecilius in the Fires of Pompeii (via doctorwho)