Opera singer and blonde bombshell Katherine Jenkins has spoken about her concern about reactions to her acting ability – A Christmas Carol is the Doctor Who guest star’s first screen role.
She also said that she would be enjoying a “large glass of wine” before watching the episode when it goes out.
“I haven’t had any training and I’ve not really had any experience of this kind of thing,” she said.
Following the BFI preview showing on Monday evening, we now know a few more details about the Christmas special which is based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Spoiler time for the sensitive among you…
Sir Michael Gambon’s Kazran Sardick is, it turns out, a rich and naturally lonely “Scrooge” who has control of the sky. To prove how rotten he is, he has frozen Jenkins’ character Abigail Pettigrew simply because her family cannot afford to pay their debts.
All of this hooks together nicely, we expect, with the fact that accoridng to clips Amy and Rory are on board a crashing spacecraft… To top it all off, the Doctor must some how defeat a flying shark.
Katherine Jenkins seems to have been suitably encouraged while on set – so there might be a chance of a repeat performance from a lady we can now call a “singer/actress”.
“Everyone in the whole Doctor Who team was brilliant and so encouraging and supportive that they made me feel like I could do it,” she said.
“By the end, I had a ball and I think that has now opened my mind to thinking if the right thing came along maybe I would like to do it again.”
Now if you don’t know this next bit, you really need to read Kasterborous a little more often: A Christmas Carol airs on Christmas Day at 6pm on BBC One and BBC HD!