Behind the Scenes of The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (Part One)

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s article in DWM 414

“It’s such a privilege,” says Anjli Mohindra (Rani), “We are so lucky, because David is a legend, really.  Hopefully, it’s going to do this show a lot of favours. There’s so much to learn from David’s energy playing the Doctor. He’s great, and completely committed.”

“When he’s on set, he’s so animated,” agrees Tommy Knight (Luke). “He makes the scene more upbeat. Everybody raises their game. It’s a faster pace. It’s really, really brilliant to work with someone like that.”

Were the young cast nervous on their first day with David?   Anjli nods. “For the first scene we shot, actually one of the last in the episode, we had to pretend to be in awe, but we didn’t have to act that at all.  I’d never met David before, but neither had my character, luckily, so it’s nice to have that actual, real kind of shyness on screen.  Still, you have to try hard to contain it, and channel your shyness into the work.”

“I was nervous on my first day, too,” says Daniel [Anthony], “because I thought it’d be all of us - me, Tommy, Anjli, and David - but it was just me and David!  I had like a private screening, almost, showing me what he can do.  He’s seriously amazing. It’s wicked to be working with him.  I learnt a lot. You can ask him anything. I was well starstruck.”

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“I don’t get why he wants to go to uni anyway. We’ve got K-9 and Mr Smith - he could learn everything from them.”
“But he’s gotta meet new people, do new things.”