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2017 — Season 2
Jenna as Queen Victoria
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.
According to CultBox the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special…
The BBC has announced the title and running time for Doctor Who’s upcoming 50th anniversary special: Titled ‘The Day of the Doctor’, the episode will be 75 minutes long, BBC News has revealed.
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.”
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?
On the last day of Comic-Con International, CraveOnline spoke with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman about Smith’s impending departure from the series and whether he’ll come back in the future while Coleman gets ready to break in a new Doctor.
Then we caught up with “Doctor Who” showrunner, Steven Moffat who told us what to expect in the 50th Anniversary special, as well as the qualities that he wants to see in the 12th Doctor. As a bonus, Moffat also shares his advice for dealing with writer’s block!