Nicole   /   09.03.2012   •  

“We are going to do the story properly of the Doctor having lost a friend and making a new one. We’re not taking that lightly. It’s not in one door out the other. It’s the story of how all that affects him, why he engages with somebody else and what’s going on with that – that’s all important.

What does Jenna bring to it? It’s surprising just how much the show changes with a new co-star. The Doctor is quite different with her, and the way you watch them is quite different. You watched the Eleventh Doctor and Amy arrive together. It’s like they grew up in the same sandpit, playing. They felt not quite like equals – the Doctor never feels like an equal to his companion – but you knew them equally well and they were equally important to each other. They formed around each other. And one of the interesting things about writing the Doctor is that he’s so responsive to the people around him. It’s almost like left on his own his personality would slowly disintegrate. He becomes what people want him to be, a little bit. So he’s Amy’s Raggedy Doctor.

With a different companion he becomes a slightly different man. He dresses differently. The mere fact that he’s so much taller than her suddenly reveals that Matt Smith is very tall, not, as people assume, about average height, because he was about the same height as Karen. He’s the senior man, not in the sense that he’s more important but he’s the one you know already, and he’s training up a new one, as it were. In these five episodes the Doctor is practically the adopted son of Amy and Rory. He’s gone from being the wonderful man from space – Space Gandalf, as he wants to be – to being that troublesome kid that they try and keep under control. They even talked about getting babysitters for him in one unfortunately cut scene. They love him, but they know he’s a big kid, they know they have to look out for him, check he eats and all that. Whereas with the new companion he’s back to being the mysterious spacefarer.

And this never goes away, this thrill – you want to see the reaction when you see it’s bigger on the inside, you want to see the count the hearts moment, you want the story to begin again. And that’s what it gives you. It gives you Doctor Who at its most iconic, because a new person is having to learn the rules – and you’ve seen that story how many times now? I don’t think you ever get tired of it.”

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Added a new promotional image of Jenna/Oswin from Asylum of the Daleks (and replaced the stills with better and HQ versions).

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Nicole   /   09.01.2012   •  

Not your average kitchen sink drama

Asylum of the Daleks was packed with surprises but one of the biggest was the appearance of Jenna-Louise Coleman who made her Doctor Who debut in tonight’s episode.

Jenna-Louise will be returning as the Doctor’s companion but she made her first appearance in the show tonight, and said: “Boo! Hello! Hope we gave you a good surprise! Thanks to all the fans who kept it quiet and made it so! More to come… watch this space!”

Steven Moffat, Head Writer and Executive Producer, thanked fans and the press for keeping the secret:

“I hope you all got a nice surprise when Jenna popped up in Doctor Who several months early. If so, that surprise came to you courtesy of the frankly magnificent ladies and gentlemen of the press, and of the many Doctor Who forums and blogs too. This show has been seen at four separate screenings, across four different countries and yet not one person gave one spoiler. From all of us on Doctor Who, a heartfelt thank you for helping us tell our story.”

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Mayara   /   09.01.2012   •  

So, here’s something nobody saw coming! Jenna-Louise Coleman made her debut appearance on Doctor Who as Oswin in the first episode, Asylum of the Daleks. HD screencaptures and stills have been added to our gallery.


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Nicole   /   08.30.2012   •  

Matt Smith has said Jenna-Louise Coleman‘s character will redefine his role as the Doctor.

The former Emmerdale star takes over as the Doctor’s companion part-way through the next series of Doctor Who after the departure of Karen Gillan’s Amy Pond and Arthur Darvill’s Rory Williams.

Asked how the Doctor would change without Amy and Rory, Smith told Heat: “That’s something I’m trying to explore in the playing of him at the moment. I think a new companion coming in changes who he is, so hopefully there’ll be some kind of fruits in that relationship redefining him a little.”

Gillan said: “I think the Doctor’s going to be sad to see the Ponds leave, but he’s also going to carry on, because that’s what he’s done for the past 50 years, essentially.”

Of how Coleman has been getting on, Smith said: “She’s doing brilliantly. She’s actually doing night shoots as we speak, poor thing.”

Doctor Who will return to BBC One and BBC America on Saturday, September 1.

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