She might look all sweet and innocent, but new Doctor Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman is an accomplished liar – at least when it comes to diverting attention away from the truth about her latest top-secret roles.
We’re talking, of course, of the intrigue that besets anyone taking a starring role in Doctor Who – basically, everything is a big secret, and this was certainly the case for Jenna, who found herself lying to her friends for the best part of half a year after being cast as Clara.
“My friends knew I was auditioning but didn’t know what it was for. I thought I was going to have to keep it secret for about five months, so I had to tell them I didn’t get the part.
“I spun this web of lies and it got very extravagant. When I finally told my friends, some were initially a bit put out about the lies. But they were all really pleased for me.”
It would seem that she’s got a bit of previous when it comes to deceit, however, if her mum’s reaction was anything to go by…
“I think mum thought I was winding her up.”
We imagine Jenna-Louise’s mum has got the point by now, however. The real question, of course, is why so much secrecy…?