‘Doctor Who’ Stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman Talk ‘Adrenaline Junkies’ Doctor and Clara
The Doctor and Clara may not have much travel time together left when Doctor Who returns, but that doesn’t mean that these final rides won’t be a doozey.
Jenna Coleman announced she’ll (really) be leaving her role as Clara Oswald at the end of Doctor Who’s upcoming season, but before she hangs up her time traveling pass for good, it sounds like she’ll go out with a reckless bang, describing the pair as “adrenaline junkies” when the show returns.
See for yourself what the pair told Entertainment Weekly the kind of attitude fans can expect from the Doctor and Clara as they travel their final adventures together in the upcoming season:
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on what season 9 means for the Doctor and Clara
COLEMAN: They’ve become adrenaline junkies. Especially Clara. She doesn’t fear her own mortality in the same way anymore, so with that reckless abandon comes quite a lot of danger. Especially when you have two similar minds without the person to say, “You guys…”
CAPALDI: I think they’re very bonded. The Doctor’s quite a tricky part to play because, if you go back to Chris Eccleston’s first episode, he says that he could see all that ever was and all that ever is and all that ever will be and that drove him mad. I took that to mean that he could see the future and the past, so he knows the fate of his companions, and that’s quite a difficult knowledge to have. So this season especially, he’s decided to enjoy what good times are available to him. You only live once, even if you’re 2,500 years old. So grab it and embrace it and hold it tight, because it’s dark outside.
To read more of the pair’s interview (including thoughts on driving the TARDIS), head on over to Entertainment Weekly.
Doctor Who returns with a two-parter, “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Witch’s Familiar”, September 19th, 2015 at 9/8c on BBC America.