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Nicole • November 24, 2013

On November 20th Jenna was guest at The One Show, together with John Hurt and Steven Moffat promoting The Day of the Doctor. Thanks to BlogtorWho we have the video of the appearance, and a photo have been added to the gallery as well!

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Nicole • November 07, 2013

Back in the TARDIS, Jenna stars as companion to the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith. Having met more Doctors than any other companion, this time she comes face-to-face with more than one Doctor at once.

Question: What is it like starring in the 50th special, one of the biggest year’s for the show?
Jenna Coleman:
It’s fantastic. I feel really spoilt to be honest and lucky to be in the show in the first place, but also to have come in at this time. Whilst we were filming it felt very celebratory and special. Working with David, Billie and John, I feel really pleased to be part of the whole thing.

Q: What was it like working with David and Billie, was there any competiveness between the different Doctors and companions?
JC:
I think there’s a competitiveness in them that kind of brings out the best in the Doctor. You see it on set that they are so totally different Doctors, but they just complement each other. They make fun of each other mercilessly.

Q: What were your thoughts when you first heard about John’s character?
JC:
So not only do we have David back, we also have John Hurt starring as the Doctor, which is massively exciting. And again the three of them complement each other totally, and it utterly works. It’s great to see all of them together.

Q: There are some big stunts in this episode. What was it like filming in the TARDIS dangling from a crane in front of crowds in Trafalgar Square?
JC:
It’s one of the major stunts that we did and one of the big opening sequences at the beginning of the episode. We actually filmed it in a couple of stages including at St. Athens airfield where me and Matt were in the TARDIS being swung from side to side. Then in the second half, we were actually lowered down into Trafalgar Square. I think it will be quite an iconic image, it certainly felt like that on the day. Although I didn’t get to the do the really high stunt in Trafalgar Square, which I was devastated about and was kind of stood around begging people to go up, but I got to do the end of it.

I am quite scared of rollercoasters, but when you’ve got a camera pointing at you and loads of crew then you kind of just tend to be really brave. That’s one of the thrills of the show.

Q: What differences did you find filming in 3D compared to 2D?
JC:
Loads of differences. Well for a start the cameras are massive, so you kind of can’t miss them and they’re really heavy for the poor camera operators. The framing is quite different and when the

Doctor points you can kind of really react to it. I just think the show lends itself so well and there are so many moments in it that will work really well in 3D. On the first day I saw Matt in the TARDIS in 3D and it felt like the world was coming right out at you.

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Nicole • July 26, 2013

TCA Summer Press Tour

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Jenna-Louise Coleman, spoke about the addition of Clara and how she would be helping facilitate the transition to the next Doctor.

“There were discussions as soon as I started, so I knew it was likely that Matt would be leaving us at the end of this season,” said Coleman. “I knew that I was playing three different characters, but we didn’t know until later in the season the reveal of that. … It was just the quest of how the same girl can pop up throughout time and space.”

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Nicole • July 25, 2013

As the San Diego Comic-Con drew to a close, fans of “Doctor Who” got to chat and see its current leading stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman talk about the upcoming 50th Anniversary Special.

“There were days where I just had to pinch myself. Just the image of the three Doctors together and I’d be in a scene with them. It’s just a dream,” said Coleman regarding the 50th Anniversary to Zap2it.

“I’m really the luckiest girl to have three Doctors! And just the way to watch them work and the way they interact, I’m really excited about it.”

Sadly, Coleman will soon say goodbye to the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, as he gets ready to leave after the Christmas Special.

“In the same way I was welcomed, I’m looking forward to giving that support and helping a new Doctor find his feet in what is going to be a really exciting adventure for him. Somebody doing a fresh take, it’s a whole … I don’t know, we’ll see. I’m not there yet!”

But the 50th Anniversary, at least, will be nothing but a culmination of everything fans of “Doctor Who” enjoy about the iconic series.

“Where we left off with ‘Name of the Doctor,’ the 50th is about a celebration of the Doctor. The resolve is there are echoes of Clara through all of time and space,” said Jenna Coleman.

But where will Matt Smith end up once the 50th Anniversary and Christmas Special are over?

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Nicole • July 22, 2013

As the Doctor Who crew returned to Comic-Con in San Diego for its third year, the thousands of fans in attendance at the Hall H panel were treated to a first look at the 50th anniversary episode, alongside the show’s actors Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman and its executive producer Steven Moffat. Whovian Craig Ferguson moderated the panel, bantering with the audience of proud geeks with “who’s taking care of your cats while you’re here?” and navigating through the upcoming episode’s trailer.

Also on hand were David Bradley and Mark Gatiss, the star and writer, respectively, of An Adventure in Time and Space, the upcoming BBC program that looks at the origin of the series in 1963. What can you expect in the rest of this momentous year for the show? The trailer explained we’d see the Doctor’s “darkest days” and showed a whole lot of Ten/Eleven shenanigans, along with appearances from Rose Tyler and the Daleks.

When we spoke with Jenna and Matt, they confirmed the anniversary episode would include three doctors: Ten, Eleven, and the Doctor we were introduced to at the end of the most recent episode, “The Name of the Doctor,” as played by John Hurt, and Steven assured us that all plotlines around this mystery Doctor would be wrapped up within the episode.

Read on for highlights from the panel and our interviews with the group.

Favorite moment from filming the show

Jenna Coleman — “I love the TARDIS on a cloud [from the 2012 Christmas episode “The Snowmen”]. It’s so fairy tale.”

Which show character (other than their own) they’d love to play

Matt Smith — “Probably the Master.”
JC — “I’d play Strax.” Yes, the potato one!
Steven Moffat — “I’d want to be the Doctor.”

On the type of relationship the Doctor has with Clara

MS — “Clara’s different to Amy — she challenges him in a different way. He has more chances of snogging Clara.”
JC — But then again . . . “He’s kind of asexual.”

The difference between US and UK fans

MS — “You’re louder!”

How the show changed their lives

MS — “It changed everything. It changed my life and my family’s life. I’m proud and grateful to be a part of it. I also just wanted to say thank you for all your support and encouragement.”
JC — “It’s changing every day, at quite a fast rate. I kind of just get filled with the magic of it all. It’s been so great to see people on the street as Doctors and Claras; it’s really rewarding.”

Describing all Doctors, not just Eleven

SM — “He lives in the moment all the time. He never really looks back . . . I think he’s every age at once . . . Matt has done the best at combining the old man with the child. He [the Doctor] doesn’t know he’s the hero — he’d be quite surprised to know there’s a show about him.”

Could the Doctor ever be a woman?

SM — “Within the narrative of Doctor Who, it is possible that he’d be female.”

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