Surrane Jones has been interviewed again about The Doctor’s Wife, and unlike the others, it’s pretty revealing. Although certain spoilers have been asterisked, it’s not too hard to fill in the blanks if you been following certain rumours on who her character might be.
We’re keeping this in a spoiler tag, so be sure you want to know the potential identity and fate of the character before reading on.
Click [spoiler]The rumour that fits is that Idris is playing the human embodiment of the TARDIS.
Did Neil Gaiman give any tips on how he wanted you to play Idris?
“Well, no, I read as me in the read-through and they said ‘we’re going to neutralise you a bit’, because they didn’t want me to be a Northerner. They didn’t want to make the character from anywhere, but they didn’t want me to have a standard accent. They wanted me to be kinda like the Doctor.
“They wanted me to be the ***** of **** ***** put into this Victorian party girl who was trying to figure out how to work the body, who was also copying the Doctor – so when they were like ‘can you just do that for us?’, I was like ‘right, okay…’. But hopefully it works; the only thing she can see to mimic is the Doctor.”Would you like to return to Doctor Who as Idris?
“I’ve been txting Matt to ask how it’s all going as it’s such a long shoot and he txt back saying ‘ah, we miss you, come back!’, but because the *** of Idris ***** and the ****** goes back into the ******, I’m not sure how she could come back – unless she was ***** in a chamber in the TARDIS and the ******** wants to go into her again, but I don’t know how it could work!
“Also, the love affair that kinda develops is motherly but also as friends. Obviously River Song is the woman in his life – if there was one – so I think Idris is just a one-off sadly.”
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