Clara Who? II
Doctor Who: Jenna Coleman staying in series
Jenna Coleman has revealed that she is to continue playing the part of Doctor Who’s assistant Clara Oswald for another series of the show.
There had been uncertainty about the future of the former Emmerdale actress, who joined the show in 2012.
She has starred alongside two Doctors – first Matt Smith and now Peter Capaldi.
“It’s wonderful,” she said. “I get a whole other series of stories with the Doctor and I couldn’t walk away with the story being unresolved.”
She added: “There is so much more to do. I think they’ve finally just reached a point where they really understand each other.
“The arrival of the 12th Doctor has just kind of dropped this whole bombshell and allowed the dynamic to totally change, so I think just when Clara was feeling more comfortable in the relationship, it has suddenly thrown something new up.”
Capaldi said: “I’m thrilled. Jenna has just been fantastic and such a pleasure to work with.”
Fans of the show had to wait until the end of the Christmas Day special edition to find out whether Coleman’s character would be staying.
Stephen Moffat said that Clara thought the show was about her. I wonder if that fits Jenna, or she just got cold feet?
It’s somewhat reassuring to consider a Doctor Who Series 9 as being a stripped-back, Doctor+Companion affair without the at times unnecessary and distracting aspects of a Clara-Danny relationship (or “impossible girl”) that many didn’t buy into.
But still I think a new companion would have been a better idea.
But we have a long, dark, Doctor Who winter to get through first.
Posted on December 29, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged BBC, Christmas, Clara Oswald, companion, Doctor, Doctor Who, doctorwho, fandom, History, Jenna Coleman, Peter Capaldi, Series 9, Steven Moffat, TARDIS, The Doctor, Time Lord. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.