Nicole • December 09, 2012

Jenna-Louise Coleman has said that she plans to bring a ‘feisty’ edge to her role as Doctor Who’s new companion Clara.

The actress will make her first proper appearance as the barmaid-turned-governess in the Christmas Day episode of the BBC One show, alongside Matt Smith and guest star Richard E Grant.

And she described the character as “a mysterious one,” adding that she was “very down to earth, but feisty and curious too”.

“She isn’t intimidated by the Doctor, instead she finds him amazing and ridiculous,” Jenna-Louise revealed. “But she is on her own mission and lives by her own means, she is very resourceful.”

The episode, written by Steven Moffat, is set on Christmas Eve 1892 and sees the Doctor facing an army of snowmen controlled by Grant’s villainous Doctor Simeon.

Moffat admitted the episode had been penned with a typically festive “noisy, sugared-up, slightly tipsy household” in mind – while Grant, who has previously played the Doctor in online and spoof versions of the show, admitted he did not mind starring as the bad guy this time.

“When you’re born with a 10ft long face, you don’t get hero roles,” he said, “but I’m not complaining as I have hugely enjoyed the wide variety of parts I’ve got to play.”

(source)

Nicole • December 09, 2012

The Doctor Who Official Tumbrl added some more pics of Matt and Jenna replying questions during the Tumblr Q&A, you can find them in the gallery!

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Nicole • December 09, 2012

Thanks to Mariana I’ve added some clippings from yesterday’s newpapers!

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Nicole • December 08, 2012

Doctor Who returns to BBC One at 5.15pm, Christmas Day in the spectacular adventure, The Snowmen. We’ve seen the trailer and various shots from it but they’ve just made us more intrigued! So we recently caught up with Steven Moffat and the cast in order to find out more about this year’s seasonal special…

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JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN, who plays Clara in The Snowmen, made a surprise appearance in Asylum of the Daleks, so fans have already met the new companion… Or have they? We caught up with Jenna-Louise and tried to get some answers!

Q: What we can expect from your character, Clara?
Jenna-Louise Coleman: She is from the Victorian era and [she’s] a mysterious one… Very down to earth, but feisty and curious, too, with numerous jobs…

Q: Okay… We’ve been told we first glimpse Clara in the ‘Rose and Crown’ pub where she’s a barmaid, but after meeting the Doctor she soon sets about following him…
J-LC: He has the answers to her questions. She isn’t intimidated by the Doctor… she finds him amazing and ridiculous. But she is on her own mission and lives by her own means – she is very resourceful.

Q: You started filming Doctor Who earlier this year… How have you found the job so far?
J-LC: Every day is really surprising. For the last two years I have mainly been doing period dramas, so to be thrown in to this world with loads of CGI is very different. Whole new sets are built in the space of a couple of weeks. For this episode we had snow machines and it does make you feel like a big kid!

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Nicole • December 08, 2012

Matt and Jenna replied to some Tumblr questions yesterday, the official Doctor Who blog was so kind to take some pics that I’ve added to the gallery! And you can read the Q&A HERE.

Public Appearances > 2012 > December 07: Tmblr Q&A [+4]