Jenna-Louise Coleman can't be overwhelmed by 'Doctor Who'
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 March 2013
Jenna-Louise Coleman was shocked to hear 'Doctor Who' is watched by 72 million people around the world, but admitted she can't let herself dwell on such "overwhelming" revelations
'Doctor Who' star Jenna-Louise Coleman can't let herself be overwhelmed by the show's massive audience.
The 26-year-old actress - who appears as companion Clara in the new series of the science fiction favourite - was shocked to learn it's seen by 72 million people, but tries not to dwell on it when she's filming.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Wow! I didn't know it was that many. Goodness no, I can't even think of things like that while I'm filming, as I'd be too scared to go on set.
"I've been in big shows like 'Emmerdale' and 'Waterloo Road', but the interest and hype of 'Doctor Who' can be quite overwhelming.
"At my first photo-call I couldn't believe how many people turned up. It was a shock to the system, but it's cool to live in the 'Doctor Who' bubble."
The star also revealed she has a "great" connection with Matt Smith, who plays the titular Time Lord.
She added: "[We get on] great! He told me that 'Doctor Who' bonds actors together in a way no other show does.
"We've saved each other's lives and stopped the world from ending already."