Is Doctor Who fan mail more unusual than regular fan mail? Do we send strange items or requests in the post to the actors and actresses that play the parts of the characters that we adore? New girl Jenna-Louise Coleman is starting to think that that may be the case but she’s taking it all with good cheer.
Talking with Radio Times magazine recently, ahead of the release of last Saturday’s series finale The Name of the Doctor, the actress discussed her new-found fans now that she has become an integral part of the show:
I’ve been sent emails with pictures of the Clara doll… that isn’t completely normal, is it?
But before you take any affront to her comments, bear in mind that she’s not really complaining, just pointing out the obvious:
People do come up to me who are really engaged with the show and just want to chat. Yesterday a little boy came up to me and said, ‘Alright, soufflé girl?’ which put a smile on my face, so it’s not obtrusive… All I can do is enjoy it. I’ve noticed some changes – nothing huge. I have a really cool job and get to do these crazy things and you do have so many pinch me moments
So don’t worry about saying hello if you see her in passing although if you’re the person who sent her the pictures of the doll, maybe you should think about sending a letter to her instead explaining that you’re a fan.
A picture of a doll could be taken as ever so slightly creepy…