Mayara • December 19, 2012

Two new stills featuring Jenna as Clara Oswin in the Doctor Who Christmas Special have been released!

Nicole • December 19, 2012

Plans for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary next year are afoot and “they are immense, they are considerable,” says Steven Moffat.

Speaking at a preview of Christmas special The Snowmen, the showrunner promised that special episodes celebrating the Time Lord’s half-century would be “full of tremendous surprises”. But, in characteristic Moffat style, he remained tight-lipped regarding details.

“They wouldn’t be surprises if I accidentally said them now, would they?” teased Moffat. “But I promise you, we’re going to take over television. Trust me.”

Moffat also addressed questions about new companion Clara Oswin, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, who appeared unexpectedly as a different, but apparently linked character, Oswin Oswald, in the series seven opener Asylum of the Daleks, ahead of her formal debut this Christmas.

No explanation as to the relationship between the two roles has yet been forthcoming – and that looks like remaining the case for some time.

“You will know [what links them] eventually,” promised Moffat. “You are going to get the answer, but as ever on Doctor Who, we make you wait a little bit longer.”

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Nicole • December 19, 2012

Jenna-Louise Coleman Online Version 2.0

The second version of Jenna-Louise Coleman Online is finally here! I couldn’t stand the old theme anymore, and this photoshoot is so gorgeous I HAD to use it! The gallery will be revamped soon as well, probalby during the Christmas holiday. I’ve basically updated all the sections and revamped them a little, especially the Career and Doctor Who Episodes List pages (Thanks to Claudia for the code!). Have a look around and please let me know if you find any errors! Hope you like this new layout.

Be sure to follow the site on twitter, facebook and tumblr!

Nicole • December 19, 2012

The arrival of Jenna-Louise as Clara in the latest installment of Doctor Who won’t be the only change up for the beloved BBC show.

The Christmas special will feature a new Tardis as well as a revamped theme tune and opening title sequence.

A lucky audience gathered to see a preview of the new episode at a special screening in London which featured an intimate Q&A with the cast.

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Added several new images from yesterday’s photocall, they both look gorgeous!

Nicole • December 19, 2012

Jenna-Louise Coleman has already embraced her role as a companion. During a recent interview at BBC America’s Manhattan offices, she offered insight about her character and her relationship with The Doctor, and weighed in on Clara’s soufflé obsession, driving a spaceship, her Bond Girl moment and Christmas traditions.

Can you share a moment when you felt the enormity of stepping into this popular world?
You see “it” everywhere and you’re used to it, like I was used to seeing Matt’s face all over the place. But, when I was auditioning, being sat on the Tube and you see the posters, and it was always like he was pointing at me . … (But) there’s not very much time to analyze as you go. It is only now that I feel like I’ve just been playing with all my mates for the last couple of months, and then suddenly, I’m like, “but people are going to see this,” you know?

What would you like to add to the legacy of the show as Oswin/Clara?
I like that it’s not plain sailing. Like (executive producer Steven Moffat) was saying, it’s not very interesting if you come in and it’s like this friendship straight away. He’s been very clever in creating a mystery, because, no matter what, it’s always going to be hard to bring in somebody else into the show, when Matt, Karen and Arthur started out together, and you’re used to seeing them on screen together.

How would you define your character’s relationship with The Doctor?
I like that she holds her own. You know, The Doctor’s this amazing man, and she’s like, “You know, cool. I think you’re amazing, but so am I.” So, it’s a nice double act.

Has Karen offered advice on joining the show?
She’s been really supportive. … She came to the screening in New York City with Matt, and when Oswin was on screen, she texted me saying it was great. (But) from interviews I’ve seen of Karen, she was saying she didn’t want to, because she wanted me to have my own experience. I did want to be like, “What do I need to know? Tell me everything!” But she’s been really cool about it.

There was never a realized romance between The Doctor and Karen’s Amy, but your character gets flirtatious straight away, right?
It’s been interesting how it’s changed Matt’s Doctor. There is a natural bounce between them, and a flirtation, and attraction. But, again, they’ve always got this friction because they’re a bit magnetic and drawn to each other, but she can’t quite figure him out. He’s got loads of secrets and he’s always looking at her, trying to figure her out.

Can you tell me about the first meeting between you and Matt?
He’s with the same agency as me, so my agent said, “You’re going to be reading with Matt and he’s lovely. He’ll take care of you.” I walked into the room and he’s just like, “Heeeeyyyyy,” and gave me a big hug. He really helped me out in the audition. I’ve read with other actors in auditions before, but Matt really got involved so it was like we were both auditioning together almost.

This is an iconic franchise, but are there other big franchises you’d want to step into?
Totally! I’d love to be a Bond Girl. I did have my Bond Girl moment — well, what I thought was going to be, but it was very much a “Doctor Who” version. Like being on the back of a motorbike, but then we’ve got the goggles and the hat, so it was like “Doctor Who’s” take on James Bond.

Have you played with any cool sci-fi gadgets on the show, like the TARDIS?
There are certain parts of the TARDIS which I love. We’ve got these new kind-of rolly balls, which is my favorite. But my character got to drive the TARDIS at one point!

In the long list of “Doctor Who” monsters, what’s your favorite?
The Weeping Angels. It’s the concept (that they only move when you aren’t looking at them). But there’s one at the end of this season — it’s a new monster, and I’d say you have to wait and see that. That one is my favorite, so far.

One of the things we know about your character is her love of soufflé. Have you tried making one?
I had to be baking one in a scene recently. So I got the Google up and tried to figure out exactly how to do it, take it kind of really seriously to make sure I’ve got, like, the whisking right. But maybe that’s what I should do over Christmas.

Is it odd returning to a “normal” world after living in The Doctor’s?
“This” life is so exciting on a daily basis. Everything’s so dramatic every day, and it’s the end of the world every week. You’re either running or there’s a snow machine or rain machine, or you’re in a harness and you’re on wires. … On an off day, I find that I get bored quickly, like, “Where’s the Cybermen?”

The “Doctor Who Christmas Special” is something of a tradition — do you have others you’ll keep?

There are 13 of my family going to a cottage, so we’ll be there watching. It’s one of my grandmum’s favorite shows, so it’s big for her. But normally I get home from London and I haven’t seen my family for a little while, and me and my mum always wrap the presents the night before with a glass of Bailey’s. That’s my favorite tradition at Christmastime.

What did your grandmother say when she learned you got this role?
I auditioned for Amy’s best mate in it, and was pretty close to getting the part, and my grandma was absolutely devastated I didn’t. So, we came back around, and I don’t think she can believe it, actually. It is quite surreal for her, and she’s quite looking forward to meeting Matt.

What do you anticipate that encounter being like?
My grandma’s going to mess up his hair. She’s going to be patting him and hugging him, and Matt’s going to have really messy hair for the rest of the night.

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