Published on January 16th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds
Doctor Who “all mind machines and strobe lighting”
Raine, who’ll be playing a character called Emma Grayling in an episode rumoured to be called Phantom of the Hex, spoke to the Radio Times (via Digital Spy) about a handful of possibly endless differences between the shows:
“[It is] very different from Midwife. On Doctor Who it was all mind machines and strobe lighting.
But it was a magical experience and something I was very happy to do. It’s a very different character and genre – you have to throw yourself into it and take it very seriously.[\quote]
Before taking on the role, Raine wasn’t quite prepared for what an institution Doctor Who is:
[quote] I got offered the part and didn’t think that much about it. Then you go on set and you see this blue police telephone box, and suddenly the weight of what you’re doing hits home.[\quote]
The actress, who plays Jenny Lee in the hit period drama, also praised Matt Smith for bringing a ‘darker edge’ to the show:
[quote]He’s a brilliant actor. He has a very long career ahead of him.