David Tennant giving his opinion on Jodie Whitaker on becoming the 13th Doctor-By the way love Toks Olagundoye’s expression when the interviewer asked David why he was excited Jodie was becoming the new Doctor. And when you watch her watching David explain the reason why, you can just see her respect and admiration for David Tennant rise with every word he has to say about Jodie Whitaker taking on that role. This interview just came to show how much David Tennant respects his female costars and fellow actors throughout the industry, especially those he has worked with in the past, present, and will sometime in the future.
Behind the Scenes of The Runaway Bride (Part Eight)
Excerpt from Benjamin Cook’s “Bad Reception” article in DWM #378
This, ladies and gentlemen, is Donna Noble’s reception. The room is adorned with decorations, party balloons, and a banner that says, somewhat prematurely, ‘Congratulations Donna & Lance’, but wedding presents, streamers, and sausage rolls lie strewn across the dancefloor, tables and chairs are overturned, the air is thick with smoke, and four artificial Christmas trees (watch out - they’re swines) are standing about, all menacing-like. Over there in the corner, chatting to a pageboy, is Donna herself, actress, comedienne, and famous lady Catherine Tate. In a wedding dress.
“How do you manage to run in that dress?” asks the pageboy.
“I know, it’s a bit tricky,” she answers. “Do you want to know a secret?” She hoists up her dress, but lowers her voice, “See, I’m wearing trainers!”
“Nice trainers,” nods David Tennant, the Doctor. “You should wear ‘em in wide shots!”
“Here we go, then,” calls out Peter Bennett, the first assistant director, “for a take. Nice and quiet, please. And turn over…”
Donna and Lance, her would-have-been fiance, climb out of hiding from behind a table. “You all right, sweetheart?” she asks, stepping over the wreckage of her wedding reception. “Michael? Connie? Sunita, do something useful -”
“Who’s Sunita?” asks Euros [Lyn, director].
“I’m making it this lady here,” replies Catherine, stroking the arm of a supporting artiste wearing an absurdly large hat.
“I thought Sunita sounded more like a bridesmaid’s name,” says the lady in the hat. […]
“I want this to happen at my wedding,” jokes Don Gilet, who plays Lance.
“That can be arranged,” says Any Effects’ Mike Crowley, the special effects supervisor.
The kiss shared between Rose Tyler and The Doctor in “New Earth” was an unscripted kiss. There was no need for Billie Piper to kiss David Tennant in the scene, but she still went for it. You can see that this was obviously surprising to David Tennant judging by the look on his face. They also talk about it in the audio commentary:
David: That’s me kissing Billie Piper. Russell: Hurray. David: Yeah. Russell: Completely unscripted they just- David: I know, she just couldn’t help herself. [x]