December 2, 2022

Matt Smith enjoys Mexican lunch in NYC with mysterious blonde


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Food, friends, and beers are exactly what The Doctor ordered for Matt Smith on Friday.

The former Doctor Who actor was spotted hanging out in the United States with new mates as they had a Mexican lunch and beers in New York City.

Matt, 33, enjoyed the company of a pretty blonde and two male buddies on a rare day off from his many film engagements.

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Exactly what the Doctor ordered: Former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith was seen having lunch with a pretty friend and close companions in New York on Friday

With a beer in hand, Matt sported a broad smile as he walked around chatting with his friend, who was smartly dressed in snakeskin boots and sunglasses.

He reflected his laid back look in a beanie and rolled up jeans, cutting a relaxed figure with his hands in his pockets.

The quartet appeared to grab a pitcher of drink to share and munch on nachos at an alfresco lunch spot.

While her relationship with fellow British actress Lily James was largely kept under wraps, she was conspicuously absent from the lunch date.

Going out: the British actor relaxed with a glamorous counterpart while in the United States

Going out: the British actor relaxed with a glamorous counterpart while in the United States

Casual: He cut a cool figure in a sweater and beanie on a rare day off

Casual: He cut a cool figure in a sweater and beanie on a rare day off

The couple bonded while filming Pride And Prejudice And Zombies in 2015 and have continued to hang out in and out of the limelight ever since.

Matt came to New York from California, believed to be spending time filming two upcoming productions including Patient Zero and Maplethorpe.

The latter is a look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and his rise to fame in the 1970s.

Busy Bee: It was a day spent entertaining the company of friends and not working, it seemed

Busy Bee: It was a day spent entertaining the company of friends and not working, it seemed

Group of Buddies: Matt has been away to the US for a while now and has apparently made some new friends

Group of Buddies: Matt has been away to the US for a while now and has apparently made some new friends

It’s a dramatic horror film that sees a global pandemic turn the majority of humanity into violent infected zombies. Matt’s character leads the last survivors in search of Patient Zero and a cure.

Matt played the Eleventh Doctor from 2010 to 2013 before returning in 2014 as a cameo.

He is expected to star in the Netflix series The Crown as Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh later this year.

Discreet: he carried his hands in his pockets, looking relaxed

Happy: a beer seemed like the perfect Friday decision

Grab beers: he came from California to New York, where he is believed to have filmed

Speaking of the role, the actor spoke of his increased attachment to the royal family and his greater appreciation for Britain.

Speaking for himself and his co-star Claire Foy, Matt recently said: “We’ve grown to love [the Royal Family] a lot, in a much bigger way than we’ve ever done.

He added: “I kind of learned a lot about the history of my own country that I completely ignored.”

Where's Lily?  Matt and his girlfriend Lily James both have very busy independent filming schedules, but she was not among the friends when she came out.

Where’s Lily? Matt and his girlfriend Lily James both have very busy independent filming schedules, but she was not among the friends when she came out.

Just cool: the group had a Mexican snack and a pitcher of drinks outside

Just cool: the group had a Mexican snack and a pitcher of drinks outside

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