Back in the TARDIS, Jenna stars as companion to the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith. Having met more Doctors
than any other companion, this time she comes face to face with more than one Doctor at once.
What is it like starring in the 50th special, one of the biggest years for the show?
It’s fantastic. I feel really spoilt to be honest and lucky to be in the show in the first place, but also
to have come in at this time. Whilst we were filming it felt very celebratory and special. Working with David, Billie and
John, I feel really pleased to be part of the whole thing.
it like working with David and Billie, was there any competiveness between the different Doctors and companions?
I think there’s a competitiveness in them that kind of brings out the best in the Doctor. You see it on set
that they are so totally different Doctors, but they just complement each other. They make fun of each other mercilessly.
What were your thoughts when you first heard about John’s
So, not only do we have David back, we also have John Hurt starring as
the Doctor, which is massively exciting. And again, the three of them complement each other totally, and it utterly works.
It’s great to see all of them together.
some big stunts in this episode. What was it like filming in the TARDIS dangling from a crane in front of crowds in Trafalgar
It’s one of the major stunts that we did and one of the big opening
sequences at the beginning of the episode. We actually filmed it in a couple of stages including at St. Athens airfield where
me and Matt were in the TARDIS being swung from side to side. Then in the second half, we were actually lowered down into
Trafalgar Square. I think it will be quite an iconic image, it certainly felt like that on the day.
Although I didn’t get to the do the really high stunt in Trafalgar Square, which I was devastated about, and
was kind of stood around begging people to go up, but I got to do the end of it. I am quite scared of rollercoasters, but
when you’ve got a camera pointing at you and loads of crew, then you kind of just tend to be really brave. That’s
one of the thrills of the show.
What differences did you
find filming in 3D compared to 2D?
Loads of differences. Well for a start, the
cameras are massive, so you kind of can’t miss them and they’re really heavy for the poor camera operators. The
framing is quite different and when the Doctor points you can kind of really react to it. I just think the show lends itself
so well and there are so many moments in it that will work really well in 3D. On the first day I saw Matt in the TARDIS in
3D it felt like the world was coming right out at you.