Jenna Coleman to Soon Bid Farewell to ‘Doctor Who’ for ‘Queen Victoria’
The BBC’s science-fiction television program “Doctor Who’s” fame Jenna Coleman is all set to play Queen Victoria in an eight episode TV series of U.K.’s famous commercial TV network, ITV and the news has been confirmed by none other than the actress herself. Read On.
Yes, Coleman informed about her leaving “Doctor Who” in an interview with BBC Radio 1, she was quoted saying, “I have left the TARDIS—it’s happened,” revealed BBC Radio 1 on September 18. On her casting as Queen Victoria, she said, “I am delighted to be cast as Queen Victoria in this ambitious drama of her life.”
Coleman revealed that she had a discussion with her executive producer Steven Moffat about a year and a half ago over her planned exit as the Doctor’s companion Clara but refused to reveal anything about the same. “We’re not going to give any details but it will happen at some point this season…We worked out a really good story arc out so hopefully people will love it,” she told BBC.
In the same interview, the actress revealed that plan to leave Dr. Who was not an easy decision for her. She stated, “Still, she said it wasn’t an easy decision. “There are not a lot of jobs where you get to have an alien as your best mate and get to run away from monsters… it’s been so much fun, I love it,” she said. “It’s such a unique beast. It’s been really special.”
The actress is currently waiting for the release of “Lego Dimensions,” an action packed video game which will showcase various characters from 14 franchise, some of them are DC Comics, The Lego Movie, The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago, The Simpsons, Doctor Who etc.
With this, the actress also has a film titled, “Me Before You” by director Thea Sharrock, which is an adaptation to Jojo Moyes’s 2012 novel with the same name. The Warner Bros. Pictures’ movie also stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Janet McTeer in prominent roles and scheduled for release on June 3, 2016.
ITV’s Queen Victoria will show the Queen’s more than 60 years time in power.
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