Jenna-Louise Coleman chats in the new Christmas Radio Times in which she describes both her character Clara and the experience of joining Doctor Who.
Most interesting is that Jenna-Louise observes similarities between Clara and Oswin, the doomed character she played in Asylum of the Daleks.
Jenna-Louise on Clara
She’s a mysterious but down-to-earth girl from the Victorian era, with similar traits to Oswin in that she’s feisty, resourceful and up for adventure. She’s not intimidated by the Doctor and finds him amazing and ridiculous in equal measures. She meets this guy and is incredibly interested in him and wants to know more: he has answers that she wants. She’s on the chase for him, on her own mission.
Jenna-Louise on joining Doctor Who
Elsewhere in the Radio Times, Jenna summarizes the mad world of recording Doctor Who and the effect joining the show can have.
Every day has been surprising. You walk into the studio every few weeks and whole new sets have been built. You open the Tardis doors and you’re suddenly in a different era. It’s very technical but also fun and adventurous, and it’s OK to run down a corridor shouting and being as silly and ridiculous as you like. It makes me feel like a big kid. It’s like magic.
The Christmas 2012 double issue Radio Times (for the period from December 22nd to January 4th) is out now from all good newsagents and supermarkets. You can find out more at www.radiotimes.com