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Peter had great chemistry with Jenna. But, that was very, very different (from Bill). There was always something quite regal about Jenna – there certainly is now that she’s Queen Victoria! She was always very refined as Clara. You always felt that she could possibly be a Time Lady herself. In an absolutely charming way, the two of them looked as though they were off on a different world with each other.

Steven Moffat describing the differences between Clara Oswald and Bill Potts (SFX Magazine Issue #282)

In the December 2016 issue of SFX Magazine, Steven Moffat explained how  the Twelfth Doctor’s relationship with his new companion (Bill Potts) is vastly different than what it was with Clara. He even went on to describe Clara as being very nearly a Time Lady herself. The creator of the two characters envisions them both standing side by side on some faraway world. Steven went on to say:

“With Clara, you always knew…whatever she was up to, with Danny Pink, or whatever…that she, in the end, was going to nip into the phone box (with the Doctor).”

I can definitely see Clara as a Time Lady and would love to believe that she and Twelve are reunited once more.


#Mute is featured in the March 2018 issue of @SFXmagazine with new photos and quotes from Alexander Skarsgård! They got to do a set visit in 2017 when they were shooting in Germany.

Quotes from Alex:

“He and his girlfriend Naadirah have been together maybe four months,” Skarsgård explains. “She goes missing one morning and he’s trying to figure out what happened to her. She was quite emotional the night before, and talked about having to leave Berlin, so it’s not like, ‘Oh, she was kidnapped, I gotta go save her.’ It’s a question of, ‘Did she break up with me? Did she just take off without saying goodbye?”

SFX: It must, we suggest to Skarsgård, be pretty peculiar to have the title role, but not a single word of dialogue. What’s been his approach?

Alex: “We’re two months in, and I have no idea!” he laughs. “I had no idea how to approach it, and it was scary. I got together with Seyneb [Saleh], who plays my girlfriend, about three weeks before we started to rehearse a couple of scenes, and I was terrible! We improvised some of that, and I felt like I was doing a pantomime, because my instinct was to speak, then I’d have to suppress that, it threw me off. I realized I had to get to a place where my language is physical, or you can tell the story through my eyes; to get beyond the point where you try to say something and then fight it.”

“There’s one corporation called Volkea,” Skarsgard said, “Which is a hybrid of Volvo and Ikea! The Swedes are gonna take over! You subscribe to a carrier like Volkea, then they’ll provide everything from food to medicine and housing - but you’ve gotta be loyal. They’re out in the streets in what’s basically paramilitary gear. They’re sales reps, but look like more like SWAT teams. So it’s pretty bleak.”

“I love the dichotomy of doing something sci-fi, but playing a guy who’s dressed like this,” Skarsgård says. “Who’s not Amish, but still lives by those rules a bit. He doesn’t have a cellphone, doesn’t have a computer. So he’s surrounded by this technology, but is definitely not part of that society.”

My digital scans. Watch the trailer now and the film on @netflix February 23.