Jenna-Louise Coleman's paper cup preparation

Jenna-Louise Coleman

Jenna-Louise Coleman

Jenna-Louise Coleman thinks talking to a paper cup in 'Titanic' will prepare her for the special effects involved in her new role in 'Doctor Who'.

Jenna-Louise Coleman thinks talking to a paper cup in 'Titanic' will prepare her for her new role in 'Doctor Who'.

The 25-year-old actress - who plays maid Annie Desmond in the ITV1 big budget drama - explained filming the series helped her learn how to deal with special effects, which will stand her in good stead for running away from CGI monsters when she takes on the part of the Time Lord's companion.

She said: "I haven't had to talk to anyone who wasn't there before, but in 'Titanic' I did have to talk to a paper cup as if it were a person on a ship."

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty - who has previously appeared in 'Emmerdale' and 'Waterloo Road' - admitted while her involvement in 'Doctor Who' was shrouded in secrecy, she thinks bagging the coveted part was fate after she followed in the footsteps of current star Karen Gillan and developed a code name for the role.

Jenna added in an interview with Radio Times magazine: "I wasn't allowed to say it was 'Doctor Who' at any point -- not talking to my agent, not when I arrived at the audition, and I certainly couldn't tell anyone at all what I was up to next.

"When she was auditioning, Karen Gillan had been given a codename - Panic Moon, which is an anagram of Companion - so I worked out that Men On Waves is an anagram of Woman Seven, because this is the seventh series. Weirdly, seven is my lucky number and this is my seventh job."


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