Behind the Scenes of Fear Her - Part One
Excerpt from Jason Arnopp’s behind-the-scenes article from DWM #372
When DWM arrives on this chilly January morn, that lazybones David Tennant has already completed his one-and-only scheduled scene. The rest of today’s filming all features Rose Tyler.
Preparations are made for the scene in which Rose attacks Chloe’s bedroom door with a pickaxe. It’s Fear Her’s homage to Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 fright-fest The Shining.
“How many doors do we have?” asks Billie, naturally nervous about the prospect of messing up this scene. Two, comes the answer. “Oh, I reckon we’ll be done in two,” she breezes, suddenly more confident.
Billie takes the pickaxe and steels herself.
“Just enjoy it,” winks Nina Sosanya, playing Trish in this scene. “I’ll cover you!”
“Yeah,” grins Billie, “Then you can do a drop-roll!”
Billie’s first take earns applause. She’s even more accurate on take two.
“How exciting was that?” says Nina.
“Very!” laughs Billie. “I loved it. I’m not going to play it down: it was great!”