Published on June 5th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds
Kick-Ass Role Model Extraordinaire
Speaking to the Evening Standard Alex Kingston said women have begun approaching her full of praise for her inspiring portrayal of a 40 year-old ass kicking archaeologist.
Though shes also a lover as well. ‘Mrs Robinson’ was also full of praise for gun-totting River’s and her twenty-something co-star Matt Smith’s flirtatious relationship:
“It plays with the notion of an older woman being in love with a younger man, who in his own funny, confused way loves her but doesn’t quite know why, because it’s a love in the future, in a different body.
I’m not sure you’d get that kind of dynamic in America.
“At first I thought, my goodness, children aren’t really going to understand or respond to River Song because of the age difference. But it seems they don’t notice that. It’s the character they are responding to.”
The children aren’t the only ones responding to her character; in fact the whole Doctor Who ensemble has garnered high praise from Kingston herself who says that the show is the closest thing to theatre on TV today.