In the new issue of Radio Times magazine Doctor Who co-stars, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, talk about the relationship between the Doctor and Clara and their own friendship.
“It has no equivalent in TV or fiction, a friendship between an alien creature and an extremely bright, clever and brave young woman,” says Capaldi. “It’s unusual for a man of my age to be friendly with such a youthful lady. She wants to go out into the universe and enjoy herself, happy to be reckless and in danger.
“I was so lucky it was Jenna because it might not have worked with anyone else. It’s tricky to come into a long-established show, especially as the lead, and Jenna has proved to be a wonderful actress and friend.”
The new issue of Radio Times is on sale from Tuesday 15th September.
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