Jenna-Louise Coleman in the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special

The “Soft Mystery” of Clara

Avid Doctor Who fans will have spotted Jenna-Louise Coleman’s appearance on BBC Breakfast News this morning, in which the actress discussed her character, Clara, and her introduction in The Snowmen.

Jenna-Louise Coleman in the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special

Now, this is the interesting stuff. We’re not going to speculate, just pay attention to this transcription and make your own minds up…

The Clara you will meet in the Christmas special is living in Victorian London, working in a pub… also living a bit of a double life as a governess, looking after some children.

When quizzed about the strange phrasing of “the Clara you will meet”, Jenna went on…

You’ve already met Oswin, in Asylum of the Daleks in September where I played a souffle-baking, opera-listening Dalek… basically it is what is being referred to as a “soft mystery” and something that will be ongoing for quite a while.

You can catch the full clip at Blogtor Who.

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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