Nicole • March 22, 2013

Jenna Louis Coleman is thought to have given such an impressive audition that Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat changed his plans for the new series because of her.

With the premiere of the new series of the sci-fi drama set to hit our screens next week, Jenna unintentionally revealed that her audition caused Steven to rethink his plans for the new episodes.

Speaking about her role as Clara on the show alongside Matt Smith who plays the iconic role of the Time Lord, the Mirror reported Jenna who has previously starred in Emmerdale, saying:

“She is the woman twice dead and the impossible girl. I think that is the brilliant thing. Bringing in a new character is hard, but Steven has done the best thing and been very clever by creating this mystery. It wasn’t how it was supposed to be at first, it kinda evolved during the audition period. I came in to play a Mary Poppins governess which was to be the character full time and then as we were auditioning Oswin was already written and it all just kind of got pieced together.”

The actress added: “It goes over the next series and we get a huge pay off at the end of the series.”

Despite being settled with her role alongside Matt, Jenna recently admitted to EntertainmentWise that she was “knocked over” by Matt when she first met him.

She said: “Instantly from the first audition I definitely felt it and it was a feeling of walking away from the audition room and feeling like I’d been knocked off my feet like a hurricane. I felt this is what I would like to do day in and day out. Everyday is so different and I really don’t know what he’s going to throw at me which is great so it’s kind of keeping that spontaneity.”

Equally happy to be working with Jenna, Matt added: “And that’s what we got immediately, with Jenna and Steven’s writing as such, there’s such rhythm to it and it’s fun and that’s the main thing. Happy that the Doctor will have a new companion, Matt continued: “I think it’s quite nice for the Doctor. I think having got his grieving for the Ponds out of the way, I think she’s reignited his curiosity for the universe and given him his mojo back. I just have to say that she (Jenna) is absolutely brilliant and she’s been a joy to work with and I’m really proud of the work we’ve done and I think it’s exciting for the character as he’s been given a new lease somehow.”

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