My favorite :) #avocado #green #perfect
…next time I go to Marks&Spencer I will spend at least 5 minutes standing there with an avocado in my hand.
You know. They might be magical. Maybe the magical avocado makes you into a companion of the Doctor.
First: thanks to everyone for hanging in there today as this blog became a Jenna-Louise Coleman Appreciation Blog. It’s been two years since the last companion change. Moments like this are rare so we have to make the most of it.
As most of you should know by now, actress Jenna-Louise Coleman was announced as The Doctor’s next companion beginning with the 2012 Christmas Special.
So who is Jenna-Louise Coleman? So glad you asked!
Later this month she’ll appear in an ITV dramatic miniseries about the sinking of the Titanic. The title of the series is ‘Titanic’.
She’s also the voice of Melia in Xenoblade for Wii.
You can see clips of her work on other shows over at Anglophenia.
Best of all, according to Steve Moffat, she’s clever:
"I think she’s possibly the only person I’ve ever heard go faster than Matt."
When she found out that she got the part, she was in a store holding an avocado.
This has led to a good-hearted but comical Whovian takeover of the ‘avocado’ tag on Tumblr thus confusing healthspo/thinspo Tumblrs everywhere.
David Tennant approves as do former Classic Who companions Katy Manning and Anneke Wills. Matt is so excited that he sent her a very Matt-sounding text.
We assume he sent it before he and Arthur started posting pictures to Twitter and Instagram.
Yes it is, Arthur. Yes. It. Is.
Speaking of Twitter, Jenna doesn’t have one. Yet.
Beware of imposters.
Also, there was news about episode count for series 7:
There will be 6 episodes this year, including the Christmas Special, then 8 next year. Again, Jenna’s character will first be seen at Xmas.
And Steven Moffat revealed a big spoiler >DO NOT CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK!!!< which we hid behind a ‘Read more’.
So that’s it for today. We’re sure that we’ll have more as the days and months go on.
Welcome to the family, Jenna-Louise Coleman. We’re all a bit mad here and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Interviewer: "What was your reaction when they first told you that you had the part, and where were you?"
Jenna-Louise Coleman: "I was in Marks and Spencers holding an avocado, having a debate about what goes best in an salmon salad."
First: welcome to the family. Second: just in case you’re still wondering about what goes best in a salmon salad, here’s a recipe. Enjoy!
- 8 ounces smoked salmon
- One bag mixed salad leaves
- 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
- cherry tomatoes, halved
- curled carrot strips
- 2-4 black olives
- sprouts to taste
- 4 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoons freshly-chopped chives
- garnish with lime wedges
Share the salad leaves between four serving plates and top with the avocado, tomato, olives, sprouts, and carrots strips. Arrange the smoked salmon on top.
To make the dressing, whisk together the avocado oil or olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and chives. Season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle over the salads. Garnish with lime wedges. Serve at once.
From The Guardian:
Coleman, who is due to start work on the show next weekend, has had to keep the news of her new role secret. “A few members of my family knew but it’s a huge relief today to be able to phone up my flatmate and tell them,” she said.
"I’ve had a few conversations with Matt who’s been amazing. He texted me this morning wishing me good luck and ‘We’ll have the best time ever,’ I think were his words. So he’s been very supportive and very excited.”
Saying she was a fan of the show, the actor said that David Tennant and Billie Piper were probably the Doctor and companion she was most fond of – alongside Smith and Gillan, of course.
Coleman won her part on the show after impressing with her chemistry with Smith.
Coleman, who is 25 and from Blackpool, said that she hopes she is prepared for the huge interest that surrounds the show and the pressures that brings but is trying to focus on the job. “What I feel really comfortable with is the meetings that I’ve had with Matt and how much fun we had,” she said.
"That is what I’m focusing on and why I can’t wait to get on set, and read all the scripts and just start doing my job really," she said. "So I think I’m trying not to really look at those pressures and just be excited about the job in itself."
The actor found she’d got the job while she was in Marks & Spencer buying the ingredients for a salad. "I was in Marks & Spencers holding an avocado," she laughed. “I put my basket down and left Marks & Spencers. But I couldn’t tell anyone so I went for a bit of a walk and tried to digest. It was really quite surreal.”