Published on July 31st, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett
Jenna on 50th Anniversary and Matt Smith’s Departure
Doctor Who star Jenna-Louise Coleman chatted with press at the recent San Diego Comic-Con regarding the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special as well as her thoughts on Matt Smith leaving the series. Although she didn’t drop any major spoilers (we’re sure that she’s sworn to utter secrecy) Jenna did throw out a few cryptic comments that will have fans wondering just what exactly the November 23rd special will bring…
You can watch the video by Access Hollywood below, or scroll down for our summary of the key quotes…
Coleman confirmed that filming was over and that the episode was now at the editing and rendering stage:
It’s in the can and all the 3-D and effects and everything like that is taking place as we speak.
This means that if there were any surprise scenes with any other Doctors then they would have been filmed months back, around about the time that Paul McGann and a few other Doctor Who names went mysteriously quiet…
Coleman also talked about the episode’s contents and how they would be a bit of a game changer to the Doctor Who Universe:
It’s quite a transformation episode and it very much changes the direction of where the show is going in quite a big way.
This links in to her comments about the John Hurt Doctor she makes during the interview:
He is the Doctor that no one knew about. He is the Doctor that’s never talked about, not mentioned and of course were [sic] going to explore why.
We have heard Steven Moffat use the words ‘game changer’ for some of his episodes before; will this revelation about the Doctor’s past be even bigger?
Coleman also confirmed that Matt Smith’s departure had been planned for a long time and wasn’t just something that came from left field:
As I say the new Doctor isn’t yet cast and my head is — we’re just having great fun together and enjoying the time we have left…It’s a strange thing because I always knew he was gonna be leaving so it will be kind of bittersweet. But I think possibly there’s quite a bit of denial going on.