The 27-year-old actress, who plays companion Clara Oswald, shared in a statement, “I could not have imagined coming into the show without Matt as my Doctor, holding my hand, really, quite literally. I totally lucked-out in having a creative, generous, clever, and lovely fella to work alongside day after day.”
She added, “I feel so privileged to have been part of Matt‘s reign, to have to been companion to what is and what I think always will be one of our greatest Doctors. He is so in love with the show, he works tirelessly hard, surprises me every day, always creating and discovering something new about the Doctor. A true gent, a leading man and a very special friend. I know it will be a very difficult goodbye for me, but I for one can’t wait to see where his career takes him next. And of course with the same welcome I was brought in with, I look forward to welcoming the next Doctor. BUT it’s not over till it’s over. See ya at the big 5-0!”
Jenna-Louise Coleman poses with Matt Smith at the 2013 George Foster Peabody Awards held at The Waldorf=Astoria on Monday night (May 20) in New York City.
The 26-year-old and 30-year-old Doctor Who stars, along with show runner Steven Moffat, were awarded with the special Institutional Peabody award.
The website wrote, “Seemingly immortal, 50-years-old and still running, this engaging, imaginative sci-fi/fantasy series is awarded an Institutional Peabody for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe.”
“Matt [Smith] warned me that there’s nothing that can prepare you for [joining the show],” Jenna-Louise recently shared with Radio Times.
In “The Name of the Doctor,” Clara (Coleman) is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey).
Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s (Smith) friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future…
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Jenna-Louise and Matt walked around Trafalgar Square before their stunt doubles took over for the Tardis flying stunt.
“Every day on the job is kind of mad,” she recently shared with press. “From battling Cybermen to being on a submarine to standing on a cloud. Normal life seems incredibly dull once you’ve been shooting Doctor Who.”