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Published on May 21st, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

Jenna’s Unusual Fan Mail

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.

New Doctor Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman

New Doctor Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman

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…


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4 Responses to Jenna’s Unusual Fan Mail

  1. How can we send Fan Mails to Jenna? is there any adress or something?
    thank you.

  2. avatar STLShawn says:

    There was a previous article some months ago about Jenna not getting much fan mail. Glad to see her world is getting more ,,,,, ummm,,,, “interesting”.

  3. avatar authorman94 says:

    I don’t think getting fan mail for any show is normal, never mind something like Doctor Who which has a dedicated cult following. Add to that it’s an attractive woman in a lead role and as a result, your mail must be pretty bizarre at times. I recall Lalla Ward saying on the documentary about her clothes (I believe it’s on the Warrior’s Gate one, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong) that her choice of outfit in City of Death lead to letters from “dads” complimenting her on her costume, and she seemed to find it pretty strange. Then again, Jenna is reacting to it very well and seems to be enjoying her time on the show, so here’s hoping that she keeps up the good work on the show!

  4. avatar Ian says:

    I read the article, she got an email if I recall of the doll. More than likely sent to her by Character Options.

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