Matt Smith's Jenna-Louise chemistry

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 October 2012
Jenna-Louise Coleman

Jenna-Louise Coleman

Matt Smith already gets on very well his new 'Doctor Who' companion Jenna Louise-Coleman, who he thinks is "wonderful"

'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith says he and his new co-star Jenna-Louise Coleman already have great chemistry on set.

The 29-year-old actor - who plays the Doctor - has been busy shooting next year's episodes of the BBC One sci-fi show with Jenna and he insists she has made a very "assured" start to her role as companion Clara Oswin.

Matt is enjoying a return to a one-on-one dynamic in the TARDIS after working with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill - who played former companions Amy Pond and Arthur Darvill - for the last three years, and thinks the constant evolution of 'Doctor Who' is very exciting for fans.

He told BANG Showbiz: "Jenna is getting on wonderfully well, I look back to my first day and I was like a rabbit in the headlights. She's much more assured than I was.

"The Doctor treats her (Clara) differently, it changes the way he is. But isn't that what's exciting about this show? That you get to tune in again for a first episode? All these stories come to the end of their cycle, the Ponds came to the end of their cycle and are part of a wonderful era, but now it's time for Jenna to have her adventures and I think she's going to be really popular."

'Doctor Who' veteran Matt has taken Jenna, 26, under his wing on set and has been helping her adjust to the huge changes in her life which she is going to have to get used to as a star of such a globally popular series.

He explained: "I've tried to help her into the process of making the show. It's sort of a big drastic life change; you live in Wales for the majority of your time in the year. But she is very detailed, she works hard, she looks great, I think she'll be a fantastic companion."

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