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No flirting for the new Doctor Who
28 Jul 2014 08:08
Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has said there will be no flirting for his Doctor with assistant Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) in the new series.
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Fans had seen the previous Doctor (Matt Smith) kiss Clara, but Capaldi told The Sunday Times Magazine: "It's not what this Doctor's concerned with."
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He continued: "It's quite a fun relationship, but no, I did call and say, 'I want no [famous Renault TV ad] Papa-Nicole moments'. I think there was a bit of tension with that at first, but I was absolutely adamant."
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On the direction of the new series, Capaldi said: "It's going to be a bit different from what we've seen over recent years. A bit more gravity."
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He added: "Some situations are more sombre and I think there are more rooted dramatic scenes.
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"Over the past two or three years, which I've loved, there has often been a breathless vigour; we still have that attack, but we have another level of drama, another tone. And the scenes are longer."
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Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Saturday August 23.
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