Wizard World: Alex Kingston, Jenna Coleman, Catherine Tate talk Doctor Who

Pearl Mackie as Bill and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. Photo Credit: Des Willie/Stuart Crouch/BBC AMERICA.

On Sunday afternoon, a trio of actresses (Alex Kingston, Jenna Coleman, and Catherine Tate) from Doctor Who gathered in Room 24 to discuss Doctor Who.

The panel was billed as What’s Life Without A Companion: A Conversation with Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston, Jenna Coleman, and Catherine Tate.  Representing different time periods of the modern Doctor Who era, Kingston (River Song), Coleman (Clara Oswald), and Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) were on hand to answer questions from the 800-plus members in the audience and it was largely an audience Q&A session.

Alex Kingston, Catherine Tate, and Jenna Coleman at Wizard World Chicago.

Catherine Tate commented that her favorite outfit was the bathrobe in the “Midnight Run” episode of Doctor Who as the actress didn’t have to dress up that much.  She also called out an audience member taking unflattering photos while sitting in the front.

Tate admits to stealing David Tennant’s wallet while Jenna Coleman says that she took a piece of the TARDIS.

When asked to choose between David Tennant or Matt Smith, I believe it was Tate who answered Peter Capaldi.

One audience member asked the actresses what their favorite episode of Doctor Who was.  He responded “Nice” to all of their selections.  All three of them essentially responded that their first appearances on the series were their favorite episodes.  Who can blame them?  For Tate, her response was “Runaway Bride.”

As for the upcoming season, an audience member asked Alex Kingston if we would see River Song.  The response: “Spoilers.”

When asked what their dream role would be, Tate and Coleman didn’t want to give anything away.  For Kingston, it’s to appear on The Catherine Tate Show.

David Tennant was supposed to be one of the weekend headliners but the Doctor Who alumnus had to cancel his appearance on Friday due to a family matter.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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