Doctor Who News Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara in Doctor Who: The Snowmen

Published on November 28th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Jenna-Louise Tight-Lipped on Clara/Oswin Origins

New Doctor Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman has given her first US interview to Entertainment Weekly, in which she chats about Christmas, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat and her character, Clara.

Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara in Doctor Who: The Snowmen

Naturally she isn’t saying much about the topic that’s on everybody’s lips: just who or what is Clara and how is she linked to Asylum of the Daleks‘ Oswin?

“We’re going to have what has been referred to as a “soft mystery.” For me, filming, I’ve been totally oblivious to Oswin and the “Asylum of the Daleks.” I really have had to erase it from my memory. Yeah, Christmas is it’s own episode.

“Because of the way it started with Oswin, it’s really difficult to say much: where she’s from, what period she’s from, what planet she’s from, even.”

Intriguing words, we think you’ll agree; but what do you think? Let us know your Clara/Oswin theories in the comments below!


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

One Response to Jenna-Louise Tight-Lipped on Clara/Oswin Origins

  1. avatar Krumstets says:

    I think she is being schooled in the dark art of `lying to avoid spoilers’ .
    I mean most folk – me included – had no idea about her appearance in Asylum OTD…..
    Of course she or indeed the PR people aren’t going to give anything away.
    For what’s it worth I’ll put a bet on something being revealed in the episode about Clara ,and I’m putting my money on that it will happen at the end of the story.

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