The Doctor Who star told Empire that he is a big fan of Bowie, whose 'Heroes' was frequently played during the London 2012 Olympics.
"I'm a huge Bowie fan," Smith said.
"I loved the Olympic Opening Ceremony because I thought, 'How amazing, the plethora and heritage of music we have. Incredible! Wonderful!'"
Asked about the mid-series episode featuring the Weeping Angels, Smith added: "It's terribly exciting because they're my favourite monster and it's one of my favourite cities.
"If I had my way I'd shoot the whole thing in New York."
He added of the Doctor: "He does everything very quickly because he's got to.
"He's endless, he's boundless, he's limitless! He constantly allows you to reinvent him. That's what's interesting about this year. It's about what a new companion reveals in him."
Smith continued: "It's like a Shakespearian tragedy, Doctor Who. There's a theatre to it.
"Because every day you're either facing the end of the world, or the loss of the person you love most, or the invasion of the most appalling creature or alien that you can ever imagine.
"But in the face of that tragedy there is also comedy. It's about adventure."
The full interview and photoshoot appears in this month's Empire magazine, on sale today (Thursday).
Doctor Who will return to BBC One and BBC America on Saturday, September 1.