Friday, 6 April 2012

Jenna-Louise Coleman's Audition Transcript with Matt

In the Doctor Who Magazine that was released a few days ago, a page included a segment on Jenna's transcript with Matt in her audition for Doctor Who. Now we know that this has been uploaded onto the internet (unfortunately, it was only uploaded as private so we couldn't get access to it!) however until now, we haven't been able to get a proper peek at it. See below for the transcript (courtesy of Bleeding Cool who typed it up for all of us!):

The Doctor and Jasmine are investigating a haunted house.

DOCTOR: So you saw it coming in here? What did it look like?

JASMINE: Grey. Sort of dusty. Like it was made of spider webs.

D: And it came through the wall.

J: Yeah, that wall there.

D: But you don't think it was a ghost. Why not?

J: Because there's no such thing as ghosts.

D: You know, a lot of people who saw what you saw wouldn't still think that.

J: Obviously. Otherwise there wouldn't be idiots who believe in ghosts.

D: What were you doing here?

J: I love this place. It's... beautiful.

D: It's falling apart.

J: It's old. I love old things, they make me feel sad.

D: What's good about sad?

J: It's happy for deep people. You'd know.

D: I'm not sad.

J: Oh, you are though. Under all that talking and leaping about. Takes one to know one.

D: So you come here for... recreational sadness?

J: Yeah. In a way. Okay, why are you looking at me like that?

D: You remind me of an old friend of mine. Someone I lost a long time ago.

J: Down boy. I'm not her.

D: Oh, I know you're not - I don't believe in ghosts either.

J: Oh my God, what's that?

D: Okay, just stay calm.

J: But that's the thing I saw before.

D: Yep, and it's coming towards us. I expect you noticed that. Say it with me - I don't believe in ghosts!

J: I don't believe in ghosts!

D: Louder! I don't believe in ghosts!

J: I don't believe in ghosts!! Will this work?

D: No idea, never met a ghost before.

So what could this be from? Christmas Special? Do we have another Charles Dickens on our hands? Is her name going to be Jasmine? Or, as I believe, could this all be claptrap and red herrings? Just have to wait and see.


Ms. Me said...

Well, that's really curious, now isn't it: (From Blink)Kathy Nightingale: What did you come here for anyway? Sally Sparrow: I love old things. They make me feel sad. Kathy Nightingale: What's good about sad? Sally Sparrow: It's happy for deep people.hmmm.... I'm thinking red herring now, lol. Unless she's like a relative of Sally/Kathy/Larry... Hmmm

Adam Kalontas Jędrys said...

Probably just an audition transcript using bits of old/scrapped/generic ideas.

Joshua Wright said...

I've looked into JLC's past work. She probably won't be called Jasmine in Doctor Who, as the name has already been used for her character in Emmerdale (her first TV role). A coincidence? Well, this is Moffat.

DJ Newton Rudd said...

Reads like the kind of thing they throw together to get an idea of someone's potential. You know, use a bit of something old just to help the people doing the casting to visualise the actor in the sort of story they want to tell. 
I suspect Moffat has wanted to get the girl back who played Sally Sparrow for a while, but she's unavailable (being a rising Hollywood starlet) and so he was looking for someone who could step in and do the sort of stories he probably had sketched out for Sally already.  I wouldn't take anything in here as a hard and fast fact, but it is interesting as far as seeing what sort of stories they might be thinking of telling. 

Andrew Warren said...

Yes, i also picked up the Sally Sparrow vibe

bluedalek1 said...

DWM says no Jasmine, that's just a working name. So are ALL the ideas in there and there's no point looking for clues because there aren't any. Moffat simply hadn't written the script at that point.

Sander Famil said...

I'd say this scene is just a quick one written by the Moff (he recycled Sally Sparrow dialogue) for the audition. If it really contained vital plotelements to the christmasspecial, I'm not sure it would be in DWM.

Jeff Tullin said...

What happened to the TARDIS windows?
Is it just a trick of the light? 
Compare to this:

Fezmeister said...

Moffat said that Jasmine won't be her name; he dislikes the name Jasmine. He also wrote three scenes for her audition, but since he liked two of them so much, they've made their way into an actual script. This is the other scene, which will not appear in an episode. He noted himself that he reused a line from Blink ("And also, you might notice there's a line snuck in from Blink. One of those self-consciously clever, writer-showing-off lines that anyone stuck working with me better get used to.")