Jenna-Louise Coleman compares Clara and the Doctor’s relationship to a dance

Jenna-Louise Coleman, who we’ll be seeing a lot more of when Doctor Who returns as new companion Clara recently gave SFX Magazine some clues about how the relationship between Clara and the Doctor will work.

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In her interview with the magazine she compared the back and forth dialogue between Clara and the Doctor to a dance. She went onto add that Matt Smith told her to look at some of the classic Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn movies in order to try and establish a similar sort of chemistry for Doctor Who.

“When I started on Doctor Who, Matt said to me, ‘Watch Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy films!’ – we were talking about our dynamic and trying to figure it out, realising we were a double act,” she explained.

“It’s trying to find each other’s rhythm… so watching things like Spencer Tracy films really fed into that.”

Coleman claimed that the relationship between ‘impossible girl’ Clara and Smith’s Time Lord is “like a dance”.

“Matt always said it’s about physically finding our rhythm,” she continued. “In a way the whole thing is like a dance, and the moment we started dancing together and finding that rhythm is when it worked.”

Doctor Who returns to BBC One and BBC America on Saturday, March 30 with ‘The Bells of St John’, written by Steven Moffat.

 

Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of scifipulse.net. A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.

 

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