Jenna-Louise Coleman talks Titanic love interest and Matt Smith’s Doctor Who promise
And in an interview with the Sun’s TV Biz, she talked about how much she’s looking forward to commencing filming, and working with Matt Smith, who of course plays the Time Lord.
But first, Jenna, who of course is currently starring in Julian Fellowes’ new epic mini-series Titanic, explained that her character, Annie Desmond, is about to find love on the doomed ship.
She said, “Annie is a second-class stewardess and is in charge of the servants of the first-class passengers’ dining room. She’s so chatty and friendly and just loves her job.”
But she’s about to find herself ever more drawn to Italian waiter, Paolo. Of that, Jenna said, “Annie is a very pragmatic girl, who knows her place in life and doesn’t expect anything more.
“Paolo is a romantic, optimistic guy, who thinks anything is possible and she soon falls for him…”
However, there’s just one installment of Titanic left until the finale, when we find out who lived and who died on the ship, so Annie and Paolo’s love affair may not last long.
But of course, as mentioned, Jenna has also been cast as Doctor Who’s new companion, and of that news going public, Jenna said, “I’m so relieved the secret is out now.
“My flatmates had no idea and it opened up this whole web of lies. I have realised that I am actually quite a good liar, which is terrifying…”
When asked, “Have you always been a fan of the show?” Jenna said, “I’m a huge fan of the show, so I’m beyond excited.
“It’s actually my grandma’s favourite show, so she’s like the most excited person in the world. I can’t wait to start filming.”
Jenna then revealed that she’d auditioned with Matt Smith. Of that, she said, “Matt was in the audition with me and made me feel like we were in it together.
“He says we’re going to have the best time ever!”
Titanic continues this Sunday at 9pm on ITV1, and Jenna-Louise joins Doctor Who during this year’s Christmas Special.