Jenna Coleman makes a chic exit from the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, England on Friday afternoon (September 9).
The 30-year-old actress promoted her new ITV series, Victoria, on the program.
Speaking with The Guardian recently, Jenna opened up about getting to know Queen Victoria more through her portraits than any other way.
“You have to keep fighting for detail. You have to use the set creatively. There’s so much life in a palace that we don’t usually see,” she shared, adding, “The best research material I saw was actually her paintings.”
Jenna added, “Her daughter censored the diaries, but the watercolours really let you see through her eyes. I found one of her governess, with lots of detail and colour, and then one of her mother, which is in silhouette and black.”
The 30-year-old British actress chatted with the glossy about becoming Queen Victoria for ITV’s new series, her time on Doctor Who and what she thinks about the term ‘girl squad’. Check it:
On Queen Victoria: “She’s this young, vibrant girl who’s full of exuberance and energy and doesn’t really hide it. I find her fascinating. You couldn’t tame her. She’s passionate and temperamental. She was a revelation to me.”
On Doctor Who: “When my episode began, Karen (Gillan) was still there, and while I was there Matt (Smith) left and Peter (Capaldi) started. You know it’s yours for a little moment in time and then it moves on without you, so I was prepared for that. You do get really attached though, because of the friendships you make.”
On the term ‘girl squad’: “If I was to call my friends my ‘girl squad’ they might disown me.”
Jenna, along with Eleanor Tomlinson, is also pictured at the BBC Studios on Wednesday morning (August 31). 20+ pics inside…
Victoria centers on the early life of Queen Victoria (Coleman), from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Hughes) and will premiere in early 2017 on PBS in the US.
30+ pics inside of Jenna Coleman, Sophie Cookson and more…
Jenna Coleman speaks on stage during the Masterpiece: Victoria panel discussion at the PBS portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday (July 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
After the panel, Jenna opened up about a possible return to Doctor Who, where she played past companion Clara.
“We had the exit in the works for so long. Who knows, in the future,” she teased. “But I think, at least for a good while, Clara is probably broken down somewhere in time and space, trying to understand how to work a TARDIS with Ashildr [Maisie Williams]. You don’t want to unpick it, in any way. Steven [Moffat] spoke about the exit for so long, and I think he did such a great job…That was that unique time in my life, and that was amazing.”
20+ pics inside of Jenna Coleman and Eleanor Tomlinson…