Is Jenna-Louise Coleman the new Doctor Who Companion?

Jenna-Louise Coleman Reveals RADA Failure

It’s turning into a bit of a press fest as far as promotion for The Snowmen is concerned, with the added bonus of a “new assistant” for the Doctor proving a major draw for newspapers and websites alike.

Jenna-Louise Coleman is the new Doctor Who Companion

First up, she has appeared on the CNN website where you will find what appears to be a virtual transcription from a press Q&A. This article has plenty of background for non-fans, but there is also a lot that you might find to be new. Such as Jenna’s angle on any possible “romance” between Clara and the Doctor…

It’s been interesting how it’s changed Matt’s Doctor. There is a natural bounce between them, and a flirtation, and attraction. But, again, they’ve always got this friction because they’re a bit magnetic and drawn to each other, but she can’t quite figure him out. He’s got loads of secrets and he’s always looking at her, trying to figure her out.

Elsewhere, Jenna has been chatting with The Telegraph, where we learn that following her departure from BBC One’s Waterloo Road, the actress was finding things hard with auditions, even failing to get into RADA (she joined Emmerdale straight from a theatre group after appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe)…

‘I just froze… I couldn’t remember a single word.’ So she left for America and spent three months in Los Angeles. ‘It was a great time,’ she says. ‘I met lots of people from the industry and did loads of auditions and it was a great experience. I’d worked for four years but actually had no real idea of the auditioning process. I had a lack of experience, so it was extremely helpful to do that. I came home with much more confidence than before.’

Vying for attention with Matt Smith, Richard E. Grant and Sir Ian McKellen would be tough for most actors but Jenna-Louise Coleman hasn’t shown any sign of having been put off by these big names – indeed, if indications from the trailers are anything to go by then Doctor Who fans are going to admire her even more than they do already!

Christian Cawley

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+.

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